For season 15, an All-Stars season, Maksim returned to the dance floor with previous partner, Kirstie Alley.
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.
He was also partnered up with Erin Andrews, Kirstie Alley, Misty May-Treanor, Denise Richards, Debi Mazar, Willa Ford, Laila Ali and more on the show.
The 26-year-old singer-actress tied the knot with pro hockey player Mike Modano Saturday at a private ranch in Athens, Texas, with 75 guests looking on, her manager confirmed to Proving herself a woman of many talents, Ford walked down the aisle in a wedding dress she designed herself The newlyweds dated on and off for more than four years before Modano popped the question over Thanksgiving last year.
They were eliminated second in the competition, giving the pair a finish of 12th place.