Maksim Chmerkovskiy After ‘DWTS’: What’s Next? (VIDEO)

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Dancing with the Stars pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy isn’t waiting around for the next season to start — he’s a man on a mission! 

Although the show always keeps a wrap on who will participate, we’re guessing the sexy dance stud will return. In the meantime, he’s not wasting any time taking on new projects.  

In new behind-the-scenes video, we catch up with Maks as he steps into a new role — choreographing the latest Propel water commercial! This is the first time he’s really stepped behind the camera, saying, “It’s the first time I get to choreograph a commercial and really see what it’s like to be behind the camera.” 

Although he had a few outbursts on DWTS (even suggesting judge Len Goodman retire), he says last season was “great” adding that he stays in shape during the off months so he’s always ready for the show. 

Maks’ Propel commercial debuts this February.