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Maksim Chmerkovskiy of 'Dancing With the Stars' posts from Ukraine

Maksim Chmerkovskiy shared video of himself in Kyiv, Ukraine,

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Maksim Chmerkovskiy shared on his verified Instagram account Thursday a video of himself in his homeland after it had been invaded by Russian forces.

The “Dancing With the Stars” professional dancer posted from Kyiv, Ukraine.

“There’s ALWAYS another way! WAR is NEVER an answer!” Chmerkovskiy wrote in the caption.

“P.S. I will never be the same,” he continued. “This is stressful and I’m getting old feelings back, like I’ve done this before. This does feel like the way it was when and why we left in the 90s.”

Chmerkovskiy told his followers that he’s “not a social media guy at times of some kind of personal difficulty and this is definitely not the time were I would normally would be posting anything on social media.”

“Everyone was hoping that the finality of this situation would be averted,” he said as sirens from emergency vehicles could be heard. “That there’s not going to be this kind of aggression…his kind of aggressive measure.”

Chmerkovskiy, whose younger brother, Valentin, is also a professional dancer, immigrated from Ukraine to the United States in the 1990s.

He also shared a video showing what appeared to be a family fleeing with their suitcases and another video of himself getting emotional about the situation in his native land.

He said he wanted to return to the US and realized that he has a way to because of his American passport.

“What I’m realizing is that my friends whose kids are here, whose moms, dads are here and elderly people who are here, they can’t just escape,” Chmerovskiy said emotionally.

A representative for Chmerkovskiy told CNN he is in the country working on the reality competition series “World of Dance UA.”

He first began performing with the hit ABC dance competition series during Season 2 in 2005. He won the competition in 2014 also served as a guest judge the following year during season 21.

Chmerovskiy married fellow “DWTS” pro, Peta Murgatroyd in 2017. The two are the parents of a 5-year-old son, Shai.

Murgatroyd and the couple’s son are not with him in Ukraine, according to Chmerovskiy’s representative.

Late on Thursday, Murgatroyd posted to her official Instagram account asking for “prayers” for her husband.

“I don’t usually ask these things from my social media network, however today is extremely hard and the next few will be even harder,” she wrote. “My pain is overwhelming and I’m struggling, but you sending your positive light and love to him would mean the world to me.”

She added that her husband is currently “safe” and she asked that people reading “pray that he comes home soon.”

“I grew to love this country the couple of times I visited and they’re in an unfathomable situation,” she added.

CNN’s Sandra Gonzalez contributed to this report

Maksim Chmerkovskiy of Dancing With the Stars Is Sharing His Experience in Ukraine—Here’s Every Update

Dancing With the Stars professional dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy, 42, is safely back in the United States after sharing to his Instagram that he was in his home country of Ukraine during the ongoing Russian invasion.

After recently posting his long, sleepless journey to escape Ukraine to Poland, Chmerkovskiy was finally able to catch a flight from Warsaw to Los Angeles where he was tearfully welcomed by his wife, DWTS dancer Peta Murgatroyd.  

According to Entertainment Tonight, Chmerkovskiy was overwhelmed with emotion stating, "I just don't want to resent peace somewhere else because of what I just saw, that's the reality. I don't know really what to say right this second."

He continued to discuss with the press sharing his gratefulness to be back with his family in the U.S., the welcome support of Poland and the Polish people, and the strength of his fellow Ukrainian people. “The reason why Ukraine is standing right now is because of the Ukrainian people, and the fact that the entire world is helping,” said Chmerkovskiy, reported Entertainment Tonight. 

Chmerkovskiy has been actively sharing updates on his verified Instagram account since Russia instigated an invasion of the country on February 24, 2022. Ukrainians woke that day to a full attack by Russian forces, announcing what could become the biggest war in Europe since World War II.

For those unfamiliar with Maksim Chmerkovskiy, he has been a professional dancer on the popular reality competition series DWTS since its second season and has won his first title alongside Olympic ice dancer Meryl Davis in 2014. Chmerkovskiy was born in Ukraine, and his family immigrated to Brooklyn, New York, in 1994.  

Chmerkovskiy has been living on and off in Kyiv, Ukraine, for the past six months while filming World of Dance Ukraine. Over this period he’s been splitting his time between Kyiv and Los Angeles, where he lives with his wife, DWTS dancer Peta Murgatroyd, and their five-year-old son. 

Below is a timeline with all of Chmerkovskiy’s updates, which show in detail the severity of the situation in Ukraine.

February 24, 2022

Chmerkovskiy posts his first update from Kyiv on February 24 following Russia’s invasion. “This is not normally the time I would be posting anything on social media,” he says in the video. In the background, you can hear sirens. In the second slide, he shared a video showing Ukrainians packing up their lives to flee the country. 

In the post’s caption, he writes, “I will never be the same. This is stressful and I’m getting old feelings back, like I’ve done this before. This does feel like the way it was when and why we left in the 90s. Like my old PTSD I’ve finally fixed is coming back. I literally only just forgot about those ‘always on the edge’ feelings and actually started worrying about things like bbq grills. I’m crying as I’m typing this because all man deserves to worry about ‘bbq grills’ and not fucking war.
“Hug your loved ones.”

Maxim Chmerkovskiy: photo, biography, filmography, news

Maxim Chmerkovskiy - choreographer, world champion in Latin dances, star of the American show "Dancing with the Stars" and the protagonist of the project "Bachelor Ukraine 1 Season".


Maxim Chmerkovskiy was born in the winter of 1980 in Odessa, and fourteen years later moved to the United States with his parents.

Already at the age of four it turned out that the boy loves to dance very much, as well as his younger brother Valentine (or Val).

Adult Chmerkovsky had a hard time because of the language barrier, and there were enough financial difficulties, but they tried to stay afloat.

One winter, Max was seriously injured: he broke his leg while skiing. The doctor who treated him predicted that with such damage, he was not destined to dance. However, the young man managed to recover.


Immediately after his recovery, he went to the competition, then to the second, third ... Many times he became the winner. World Champion in Latin Dance.

The project Dancing With The Stars brought him unprecedented success, in which he participated for several seasons, and in the 18th he finally won.

Maksim Chmerkovsky's family owns four dance studios in New York, and the choreographer himself acted as the organizer of the Dance Team USA charity company.

In 2010, the publication "People" gave Maxim Chmerkovskiy the fourth line in its ranking of the most enviable bachelors in the world.

The young man decided to try his luck on the air of the show "The Bachelor of Ukraine Season 1". In 2011, he became the host of the Ukrainian show "Cube" .

According to Ok! magazine, he lost the championship in the list of the most beautiful men to David Beckham.

Choreography gave him one more occupation - acting. He can be seen in "A Fuller House", "The Pursuit of Life" and "Why Women Kill", although so far only in cameo roles.

In February 2022, it became known that he joined the judging staff of the show "Dancing" from STB. Tatyana Denisova and Evgeny Kot joined the jury together with him.

Personal life

Was engaged to his compatriot Karina Smirnoff , a five-time US champion in ballroom dancing. The winner of the project was Alexandra Shulgina from Kyiv. Six months later, Maxim Chmerkovsky broke up with his chosen one.

- It didn't work out for us. Sasha is not my person. I realized this when she came to me in Los Angeles. We stayed together, communicating closely, for a week, then I started shooting, rehearsing, and a normal conversation took place between us, after which we decided to disperse. But we didn't stop talking.

He dated Kate Upton and was rumored to be dating Jennifer Lopez.

In 2012 he started a relationship with Peta Margatroid , in 2017 they got married. In the same year, their son Shay Alexander was born.

Lives in New Jersey.


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Max Chmerkovskiy – judge of Dancing with the Stars show

Ukrainian-American dancer, world champion in Latin dances, choreographer, winner of Dancing With The Stars show Max Chmerkovskiy will become the new judge of the legendary project “Dancing with the Stars”. What interesting facts are known from his biography?

It has recently become known that the Ukrainian-American dancer and choreographer Max Chmerkovsky will join Ekaterina Kukhar and Vlad Yama in the judge's chair of Dancing with the Stars. What is known about the new judge?

READ ALSO: World Latin dance champion Max Chmerkovskiy will judge the new season of the show "Dancing with the Stars" on 1+1

1. Max Chmerkovskiy was born in Odessa. When he was 14, he emigrated to the United States with his family.

2. As a child, Maxim broke his leg while sledding. Doctors even said that he was unlikely to be able to dance after such a severe fracture. However, the persistent guy recovered and perfectly realized himself as a dancer and choreographer.

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3. Max Chmerkovsky started dancing at the age of 4 years. Today he has 4 dance studios in the US, and he founded and runs Dance Team USA, a non-profit educational charity that supports dancesport participants.

PHOTO: Instagram/maksimc

4. Max Chmerkovskiy participated many times in the show Dancing With The Stars (American Dancing with the Stars). In season 18, he won this show along with figure skater Meryl Davis. Max Chmerkovsky is also a world champion in Latin dances.

5. Max's younger brother Valentin is also a professional dancer. He has also participated in Dancing With The Stars on numerous occasions, winning the show twice. Known in the USA as Val Chmerkovskiy. The dancer is a two-time world champion in Latin dance and a multiple US champion in Latin dance.

READ ALSO: Soloist of the KAZKA group Alexandra Zaritskaya confessed why she goes to Dancing with the Stars: “I want to finally not be afraid to be in a couple”

6. Max Chmerkovskiy’s wife is a professional Latin dancer Pata Jane Murgatroyd. She was born in New Zealand and lives in the USA. Peta has also won American Dancing with the Stars twice. The couple got engaged in 2017. A few months before the wedding, their son Shay Alexander was born.

PHOTO: Instagram/maksimc

7. Max Chmerkovsky, in addition to pure dance shows, participated in the Le Rêve water show in Las Vegas.

How strict will Max Chmerkovskiy be a judge for Ukrainian stars? It will become known soon, the premiere of the new season of Dancing with the Stars will take place on September 5 at 21:00 on 1+1 TV channel.

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