- Maxim performs an original equilibristic act as it consists in stacking chairs to finally form a sort of “tower” of chairs on top of which he will handbalance. This act is usually the specialty of Chinese acrobats but the music and maxim’s style makes it completely different and unique. Maxim is the fifth generation of a well known Russian artistic family. Already in his childhood, at age of 5, Maxim started to acquire the basic of floor acrobatics and hand balancing/equilibristic from his parents. The actual act was performed for the very first time in front of an audience in 1998. Since then, he has been performing in various upscale circuses and varieties around the world.