Chmerkovskiy and May-Treanor were forced to withdraw from the competition in Week 3.
During a practice for their jive, May-Treanor ruptured her Achilles tendon and required surgery. On February 9, 2009, Good Morning America announced that he would be paired with Denise Richards for the eighth season of Dancing with the Stars.
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.
champion Peta Murgatroyd is fan-favorite veteran of the beloved series.
Dancer, mom and wife aren't the only titles Peta bears; she is also a successful entrepreneur, having partnered with South Seas to create her own tanning line, Peta Jane, which provides an amazing, healthy, bronzed glow and flawless looking skin.
Her intensive training started with classical ballet, where she studied for 12 years under one of the renowned Kirov Ballet's former principal dancers, Madame Lubov Nikonorenko.
She added to her dance repertoire with training in contemporary and Spanish dance.
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.
They were eliminated second in the competition, giving the pair a finish of 12th place.