Pro dancer Maks Chmerkovskiy is dancing for the troops in a new USO project. He speaks about it with ABC 13 Wham about how the project came about.
Maks is also asked about what else he’s been doing since he’s not doing Dancing With The Stars. After this project, he is travelling to Russia to help judge Miss Universe which takes place November 9th. Maks is also using this time to learn acting skills. Lots more at ABC 13 Wham.
If you ‘d like to help support the troops with this USO dancing project, visit USOdance.org.
ETA: Maks was also interviewed by CBS. You can watch a video and read on it at this link. Below is a snippet from the article where he talks of Dancing With The Stars and if he’s keeping the door open….
And he’s keeping the door open to return one day: “I never walked away, slammed the door…and said, ‘I’m never coming back.’ I think eight years of doing something — the type of person I am, I am not gonna be there until they tell us the show is off air and we’re done with it, or until I feel like I can’t dance anymore. I want to be able to capitalize. We all know why we’re there. Everyone is doing something to better their lifestyle, to better their life. Period.”
The Ukrainian-born dancer has been trying to better his own lifestyle these days. Chmerkovskiy is taking some acting classes and says he hopes to take on speaking roles in theater and film.
“I’m not doing anything to prove anything to anybody. I just want to see if I’m capable of it…I really want to be good at everything that I do,” he said. “I’ll put time into it. If it works, then you’ll see me the big screen and on the Broadway stage. If it doesn’t, I’ll just open up a bunch of studios. We’ll be good either way.”