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Maksim ChmerkovskiyMaksim Chmerkovskiy has been competingwowing the ladies on Dancing With The Stars since Season 2, when he finished in sixth place with actress Tia Carrere. He's next taught Willa Ford and then enjoyed a third place result with the beautiful Laila Ali.

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Maksim owns several dance studios in the New York City area, and is involved in dance-related non-profit work. He's won numerous danceballroom competitions,dance particularlycompetitions in the Latin style.Maksim andHe fellowis DWTSknown profor Karinahis Smirnoff,choreography for the Las Vegas water ballet at La Reve and appeared on Broadway with whomrave hereviews hasin the fabulous Burn the Floor. Maks also partneredchoreographed professionally,and announcedled theirthe fan favorite DWTS Winter Tour 2008-09.

Maks has been unfortunately absent far engagementtoo much in laterecent 2008,seasons. butOlympic Gold Medalist Misty splitMay Treanor tore ligaments in Augusther ankle and was out for the season after only a 2009.couple weeks. He then was partnered with Denise Richards forRichardswho Seasonwas 8voted ofoff Dancingin Withweek Thetwo. Stars,This finishingseason 12th,Maks andis withenjoying actressfeistyactress Debi Mazar for Season 9.


Partner Finish Best score Worst score Avg score
Season 1 - - - - -
Season 2
Tia Carrere 6th 26 20 23
Season 3 Willa Ford 7th 28 22 24.4
Season 4 Laila Ali 3rd 30 21 27
Season 5 Mel B
2nd 30 23 27.6
Season 6 - - - - -
Season 7 Misty May-Treanor 10th (wd) 21 21 21
Season 8 Denise Richards 12th 21 16 18.3
Season 9 Debi Mazar

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