SYTYCD 5 Profile Spotlight on Max Kapitannikov

Max Kapitannikov

Specialty: Latin Ballroom

Hometown: Moscow, Russia

Currently Resides: Brooklyn, NY

Age: 26


Did hip hop for the first time in Vegas: “I had my whole outfit, you know? Without it… it was not going to work! I had these red hot pants which you could see from a mile away. Then I had this cap, right? I never wear hats but I was like, okay, I’ll wear like a cap. And, you know, one of those tight shirts that show off my muscles… Lil’ C loved it. He was like, oh you do hip hop. I was like, no I just look like that!” by Korbi Ghosh,



How old were you when you started dancing?

Ballet, Russian Folk Dancing from the age of 5. Ballroom Dance for 14 years.

Do you have any formal dance training?

Kapitannikov has been dancing for as long as he can remember. He comes from a dancing family, and his mother is a ballet teacher. He also enjoys sculpting and playing the guitar. He attended the Manhattan Comprehensive High School. (FOX)

Max’ Signature move, the Jive

Interview with Top 20 partner Karla Garcia


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