He is also actively involved with Child Help which assists victims of child abuse.
Chmerkovskiy primarily lives in Fort Lee, New Jersey, also spending time in Los Angeles filming the show with his fiancée and fellow “Dancing with the Stars” pro, Peta Murgatroyd, who just gave birth to their first son Shai in January 2017.
The challenges of immigration for Chmerkovskiy and his family included financial and language barriers.
Not one to limit himself, Chmerkovskiy also appeared on a number of hit television shows in the U.As a dancer, Chmerkovskiy competed as under the professional level in the International Latin category.With partner Elena Grinenko, with whom Chmerkovskiy competed with from 2002-2005, Chmerkovskiy achieved the rank of 2nd in the United States and 7th in the world among professional international Latin couples.In 14 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.On May 20, 2014, Chmerkovskiy, paired with Olympic ice dancer Meryl Davis, won his first Dancing with the Stars title.At age 16, Chmerkovskiy and his father opened a youth-oriented competitive dance studio, Rising Stars Dance Academy, on the second floor of a building his father owned in Ridgewood, New Jersey.Chmerkovskiy said he chose New Jersey because there was a plethora of dance studios that he disliked already established in Brooklyn. According to sources with production of the reality competition, the 33-year-old dancer, who has been with the show since its second season in 2006, gave his two weeks notice to producers a few days ago, and confirmed he will not be back for the new season, as he is interested in pursuing new projects in the film and television world! How many years can someone rip his shirt off and grind up against Kirstie Alley or Mel B, after all?! pros and longtime couple recently sat down with ET about keeping their romance alive by throwing in surprises now and then.At age 13, he broke his right leg in a skiing accident and had a titanium rod put in to stabilize his leg.Doctors foresaw long-term difficulties and little possibility of a dancing career; however, he recovered and was dancing again six months later.