Chmerkovskiy said he chose New Jersey because there was a plethora of dance studios that he disliked already established in Brooklyn.
The studio relocated a few times until it ended up in Saddle Brook, New Jersey.
She was rushed to the hospital and was unable to be at the results show the following night. Chmerkovskiy also suffered an injury, pulling a muscle in his shoulder.
The couple was eliminated four weeks later, finishing in fifth place.
In Solo's book, A Memoir of Hope, she wrote that Chmerkovskiy treated her roughly, once slapping her during a rehearsal. 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.
He said in 2011 of choosing a New Jersey location, "I didn't want to open a studio that would become just one of the studios in the area. In Season 5 of Dancing with the Stars, he was partnered with Melanie Brown and the couple received second place.
I wanted to open my studio somewhere where there was nothing like it and where people would look at it with no preconceived notions." In 2001, Chmerkovskiy had his first major success as an instructor when he helped his brother, Valentin, then 16, and Diana Olonetskaya, 15—became the first U. Following the season 5 finale, Chmerkovskiy reportedly told TV Guide Magazine he would not be returning to the show, something he later told People Magazine he had announced his departure because of stress.Prior to the full cast announcement, US Weekly reported Chmerkovskiy would return to Dancing for season 18 after a two-season break. Chmerkovskiy however, missed 4 weeks of competition due to an injury.Morris and Chmerkovskiy were eliminated on week 6 after receiving a perfect 40 and finished in 8th place.He eventually began competing in ten-dance, which includes both ballroom and Latin dances.As a child Chmerkovskiy also participated in tennis, soccer, and swimming.Then on May 20, 2014, Chmerkovskiy, paired with Olympic ice dancer Meryl Davis, won his first Dancing with the Stars title.