Dancing With the Stars&rsquo Maksim Chmerkovskiy has signed with ICM Partners, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned.
Since joining the ABC competition in its second season, Chmerkovskiy has become a breakout celebrity in his own right, with his sizzling moves on the dance floor and his outspoken personality off of it. In his 14 seasons on the show he was a Top 3 finalist five times, finally winning the coveted mirror ball trophy in May with his partner, Olympic gold medalist Meryl Davis.
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On July 29 he announced on The View that he would not return for DWTS&rsquo 19th season. His signing with a major agency (he previously was with Rebel Entertainment Partners) signals that he is ready to parlay his DWTS fame into further opportunities. The Ukrainian native has appeared on TV Land&rsquos The Exes, this summer&rsquos ABC Family drama Chasing Life and General Hospital, on which he had a three-episode arc during the soap&rsquos 50th anniversary last year.
Chmerkovskiy continues to be managed by Lizzie Grubman.