'Dancing With the Stars' Pro Takes a Break
That's why Maksim Chmerkovskiy, one of the professional dancers on the
"He just needs a break," says an ABC spokesperson. "He is part of the 'Dancing' family, and he will be back."
Chmerkovskiy, 28, had been feeling burned out from the grueling schedule, which requires the dancers and their proteges to work for 14 weeks straight.
He's been on the show since the second season, when he mentored
It is likely that Chmerkovskiy will be back for the seventh season of "Dancing."
In the meantime, Chmerkovskiy has choreographed the Wynn Las Vegas' water show La Reve and is finishing up a "Dancing" fitness DVD along with fellow pro Cheryl Burke.