He is also the founder of the Rising Stars Dance Academy in NYC.
Maksim appeared on the TV Land sitcom "The Exes" in July 2012.
Smirnoff soon after started dancing with Paul Killick in October 1998 as a professional couple for England; this partnership ended in July 1999. From January 2001 to September 2005, Smirnoff was in a dance partnership with Slavik Kryklyvyy and they represented the U. A; this partnership thus far is her most successful one.
Immediately, Louis Van Amstel and Karina Smirnoff, in July 1999, entered a professional dance partnership, representing the U. Kryklyvyy and Smirnoff earned numerous top titles and high ratings together.
Smirnoff was a performer on the third season of the ABC series Dancing with the Stars with celebrity partner Mario López.
They finished in second place, losing to the team of Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke.
Smirnoff returned to the show on March 19, 2007 for Season 4, this time partnered with Billy Ray Cyrus, country singer and Hannah Montana star.
He recently opened another studio in Stamford, Connecticut.She is known as a professional dancer on Dancing with the Stars, winning the thirteenth season with army veteran and soap opera star J. She has taken second at the British Open Blackpool Dance Festival Smirnoff attended multiple schools, including Nerinx Hall High School in St. She's also won two runner-up titles, a semifinal title, and several quarterfinal titles. Smirnoff has won the title at the UK Open, is a three-time champion at the US Open, two-time champion at the Asian Open, five-time champion at the Dutch Open, and five-time US National Professional Champion.Both sported black sunglasses during the daytime outing.Earlier this summer, rumors began swirling that Upton and Chmerkovskiy were heating up. News that the two were "just good friends," while a second source close to Chmerkovskiy revealed that they "heard nothing about them dating."And back in July, the coy couple was spotted in NYC going on a dinner date together after an event.He also appeared on the ABC soap General Hospital in March 2013 playing the role of handyman Anton Ivanov, who danced with Kelly Monaco's character Sam Morgan during the Nurses' Ball.