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.
In his first 15 appearances as a competing pro on the show, Chmerkovskiy made it to the final round five times, with two runner-up and two third-place finishes.
A number of celebrity birthdays make this 17th of January a very special occasion for The Hollywood Gossip.
But we can say this already: the cast will be much uglier than last year.That's because Maksim Chmerkovskiy won't be included in it.