Maksim Chmerkovskiy - Wikipedia
Maksim Chmerkovsky and Meryl Davis on Dancing With The Stars . Salted Caramel Thanksgiving Turkey Ice Cream Is Here: Would You Eat It. Maks is in India;Meryl is in Hawaii- seems the couple may not be dating and Meryl and Maks Shall We Dance on Ice December Ice Dance, Dance Art. Dancing With The Stars season 18 victors Meryl Davis and Maksim champion ice-dancer, 27, played coy when asked about dating rumours. 'She was good for him, but I feel it wouldn't do their love justice,' he explains.
Meryl, were you surprised or disappointed that you didn't get paired with Derek Houghsince he choreographed one of your Olympic routines? We were all given the option of encouraging people on Twitter to pair us with a certain pro, but I just decided I would kind of let [voters] decide. I didn't want to encourage anything in any particular direction, because as Charlie said, all the pros are so amazing that I knew I would be in good hands regardless of who I was with.
So, I was really psyched to be with Val. Now that you've worked with both Chmerkovskiy brothers, what's the biggest difference between their coaching styles? They definitely have different styles of teaching. But I think it's really wonderful working with them, because I think they really enjoy working together.
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They use their differences as ways to kind of help each other. Val was sending videos to Maks all week, asking for feedback, and I know Maks is always asking for Val's opinion as well. So, it's so cool having the two of them with different perspectives and different eyes for things, because you really are getting the best of both worlds. Has the competition been harder or easier than you expected? It's tough to say.
Each week is so different. Going from modern to tango to jive to rumba, each has such a different feeling and such a different approach, and the choreography is so different. It's such a week-to-week basis in finding how tired you're going to be, whether or not you're going to be able to get into the character, how easily you can learn the steps. I think overall, it's been about what I expected. And I think part of that is what you put into it of course, but I think the biggest thing is that it's still super enjoyable.
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I think the dancing itself has been very challenging. Whether it's the Latin hip movement, or certain types of footwork, I think it's been surprisingly challenging for us to overcome our natural tendencies that we've gained after years of being on the ice. But at the same time, I'm having even more fun than I expected to. We're just thrilled to be a part of it. Reports of DWTS tension "had me worried" How different is learning dance choreography than rehearsing for your skating routines? We're so used to movement in general on the ice.
But I think because so much of our days and the majority of our lives have been spent on the ice, we kind of like to think that the laws of physics that apply on the ice are the way it is on the floor as well.
And because our previous dance experience has always been taking what we learned on the floor directly to the ice, I think it was hard for us to kind of wrap our minds around the idea of dancing on the floor for the sake of dancing on the floor.
I think the biggest difference is on the ice you know the patterns of steps. You know how one thing leads into another. And so, you don't have to remember exactly what the step is when you're doing the choreography; doing the actual steps kind of jogs your memory.
Whereas in ballroom, because I'm so unfamiliar with what step leads into another, and And I think that's quite hard on the brain. That's what I've felt, even more so than physical exhaustion, is just mental exhaustion, trying to stay on top of everything and keep your timing up as well.
Some people say your ice training puts you at an unfair advantage. I certainly think that it's more challenging for us perhaps than most people realize.
We all bring something different to the table.
Whether you're an actor, you're a pop star, a singer, I think everybody has these qualities that they're able to bring into their performances. And certainly, we're using our backgrounds and our previous experiences to create the best performances we can. But I think everybody's doing that.
I think what's special about [the cast] is that everyone sort of brings their own uniqueness and flavor to making their dances interesting. All the professionals are really bringing that out in their stars. Drew [Carey] or Cody [Simpson] or James [Maslow]they all have their sort of thing that they're able to throw into these dances that's unexpected to some degree, but makes it so interesting to watch.
In terms of just an actual competition, it's really good.
And it's fun to be a part of. Is it odd to be going up against each other? For Meryl and myself, it just really feels like we're in it together still. I don't know what it would take [for us to] actually be competing against each other. At this point, coming off of winning the Olympics We feel like we're doing a lot of this together. And in fact, we are. Right now we're sitting in a car together and we're traveling all over the country together and learning these steps, and we're on the same journey together.
Our approach to everything is really just about self-improvement. It's not so much about competing against other people. That's how it was on the ice, and that's how it is on the ballroom floor. So, in that sense, we feel like we have each other's support, and I think that makes it a lot easier.
It's hard to explain. I guess technically speaking, we are competing against each other, but it couldn't feel further from that. Seasons 7—9[ edit ] He returned for the show's seventh season, this time paired with two-time Olympic volleyball gold medalist, Misty May-Treanor.
Chmerkovskiy and May-Treanor were forced to withdraw from the competition in Week 3. During a practice for their jiveMay-Treanor ruptured her Achilles tendon and required surgery. Her withdrawal gave them a finish in 10th place. They were eliminated second in the competition, giving the pair a finish of 12th place. In the ninth season, he was paired with actress Debi Mazarduring which they were eliminated fourth. Halfway through season 9, Chmerkovskiy partnered Joanna Krupa for one week while Derek Hough was ill.
For season 11, Chmerkovskiy partnered with singer and actress, Brandy. They made it to the semi-finals but were eliminated with a fourth-place finish. On week 3, his leg gave out causing her to fall heavily on him, earning 21 points out of In Solo's book, A Memoir of Hope, she wrote that Chmerkovskiy treated her roughly, once slapping her during a rehearsal. Seasons 14—18[ edit ] 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. She was rushed to the hospital and was unable to be at the results show the following night. The couple was called safe.
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Chmerkovskiy also suffered an injury, pulling a muscle in his shoulder. The couple was eliminated four weeks later, finishing in fifth place. 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,