January 17, 1980 in Odessa, Ukrainian SSR, USSR (now Ukraine)
Maksim Chmerkovskiy is a Ukrainian Latin Ballroom dance champion, choreographer, Broadway performer, and actor. He is widely known as one of the professional dancers on the American television series Dancing with the Stars. He owns four dance studios in greater New York City. Maksim is also the founder of the Rising Stars Dance Academy in NYC.
He is also a choreographer for the episode of Fuller House he appears in.