Latin–ballroom dance champion, choreographer, and instructor. He is widely known as one of the professional dancers on the American television series Dancing with the Stars, on which he first appeared in season two.
She was rushed to the hospital and was unable to be at the results show the following night. Chmerkovskiy also suffered an injury, pulling a muscle in his shoulder.The couple was eliminated four weeks later, finishing in fifth place.In week 3, Alley and Chmerkovskiy danced a Cha-Cha-Cha, they scored 17 . Alley and Chmerkovskiy were eliminated in week 8 alongside Gilles Marini and Peta Murgatroyd in a double elimination.Chmerkovskiy returned on the fifth week of Season 16 for "Len's Side-By-Side Challenge", where he danced with Anna Trebunskaya in an Argentine Tango with brother Val and his partner Zendaya and in a Jive with Jacoby Jones and his partner Karina Smirnoff.In Solo's book, A Memoir of Hope, she wrote that Chmerkovskiy treated her roughly, once slapping her during a rehearsal. For season 14, he was partnered with actress Melissa Gilbert.
In week 4, while performing the paso doble, Gilbert hit her head on the dance floor and suffered a mild concussion.Halfway through season 9, Chmerkovskiy partnered Joanna Krupa for one week while Derek Hough was ill.They ended up coming in third place during the two-hour finale on May 25, 2010.For season 15, an All-Stars season, Maksim returned to the dance floor with previous partner, Kirstie Alley.In week 1, they received the second-lowest score, 19.Then on May 20, 2014, Chmerkovskiy, paired with Olympic ice dancer Meryl Davis, won his first Dancing with the Stars title.