Valentin Chmerkovskiy Biography
Valentin Chmerkovskiy widely known as Val Chmerkovskiy is a Ukrainian-American professional dancer. He is best known for his appearances on the U.S. version of Dancing with the Stars which he won twice.
He is also a two-time World Latin Dance Champion (Junior and Youth) and a 14-time U.S. National Latin Dance champion.
Val is the co-owner of nine social dance studios under the brand “Dance With Me”. Six of the studios are in the New York metropolitan area (Glen Rock and Fort Lee in New Jersey, Glen Cove, Long Island, SoHo, Manhattan, Midtown, Manhattan, and Stamford, Connecticut). The other two are located in Southlake, Texas, The Woodlands, Texas, and Summerlin, Nevada.
Valentin Chmerkovskiy Age
Valentin Aleksandrovich Chmerkovskiy was born on March 24, 1986, in the Ukrainian city of Odesa, in what was then the Soviet Union. He is 33 years old as of 2019.
Valentin Chmerkovskiy Family
Val was born to Aleksandr “Sasha” Chmerkovskiy and Larisa Chmerkovskiy. His father is Jewish while his mother is Christian.
Valentin Chmerkovskiy Brother
Val has an older brother Maksim Chmerkovskiy (born 1980), who is also a professional dancer who appears on Dancing with the Stars.
Val’s family moved to the United States in 1994. Maksim and Sasha opened a youth-oriented dance studio in New Jersey in 1996 Val being one of the students. Vl and his partner Diana Olonetskaya became the first American dance team to win a world junior championship title in 2001.
Valentin Chmerkovskiy Girlfriend
Chmerkovskiy began an on-and-off relationship with fellow DWTS dancer Jenna Johnson in 2015. While the couple was first dating, they kept their romance hidden for the first few months. They were first spotted getting cuddly while out and about in West Hollywood for lunch, which the press had a clue about in February 2016.
The couple then separated but they began again to publicly share their love story and even shared a passionate kiss on the season 25 finale of DWTS.
Valentin Chmerkovskiy Wife
The couple announced their engagement news on Instagram on June 15, 2018. The couple got married on 13 April 2019
at Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, surrounded by their family, friends, and fellow dancers.
Valentin Chmerkovskiy and Amber Rose
Val started dating American model and actress Amber Rose but the relationship lasted for only five months, they broke up in February 2017.
Dancing With The Stars Valentin Chmerkovskiy
Chmerkovskiy first appeared as a student f his brother during Week 6 of Season 2 on February 10, 2006. The students then were: Valentin and Valeriya Kozharinova, Sergei Onik and Michelle Glazarov, Boris Leokumovich, and Nicole Volynets. The couples performed two numbers.
He then appeared once again on the season 4 results show on May 8, 2007. He also starred in a dance-off against his brother, Maksim Chmerkovskiy. On April 6, 2010, he appeared once again on the season 10 results show. Chmerkovskiy did a country western themed routine with Maksim, Edyta Śliwińska and Snejana Petrova.
Val appeared on the season 11 results show on October 5, 2010, where he performed a music and dance duel against Mark Ballas. He played the violin and danced with Lacey Schwimmer while performing the song “Toxic” by Britney Spears. Val was partnered with model and actress Elisabetta Canalis in season 13 but was eliminated second, finishing in 11th place.
Val was partnered with comedian and talk show host Sherri Shepherd in season 14. The couple was the third
to be eliminated, finishing in 10th place on Rock Week (Week 4).
He danced as a professional partner in season 15 with season 1 winner, Kelly Monaco. The pair finished in third place in the season finale. He was partnered with Disney Channel’s Shake It Up star, Zendaya for season 16. The pair came in second place behind Derek Hough and Kellie Pickler.
Chmerkovskiy paired with film and television actress Elizabeth Berkley Lauren for season 17 and despite receiving high scores, they were eliminated on week 9, finishing in sixth place.
He paired with actress and author Danica McKellar for season 18 but was eliminated on Week 8 and ended in sixth place. He paired with Pretty Little Liars actress Janel Parrish for season 19 and made it to the finals and finished in third place.
Val was paired with actress and singer Rumer Willis for season 20. The pair have crowned the winners on May 19, 2015, marking Chmerkovskiy’s first win. Chmerkovskiy partnered with R&B singer and reality television star, Tamar Braxton for season 21 but unfortunately, Braxton revealed on November 11, 2015, that she had to withdraw from the competition due to health issues.
Val paired with meteorologist Ginger Zee for season 22. They made it to the finals finally ending in third place. He was then partnered with Olympic artistic gymnast Laurie Hernandez for season 23. The pair won the title on November 22, giving Chmerkovskiy his 2nd mirrorball.
Chmerkovskiy partnered with former Fifth Harmony singer Normani Kordei for season 24. the pair made it to the finals finishing in third place. He partnered with former Paralympic swimmer Victoria Arle for season 25, making it to the semi-finals in week 9 but they have eliminated finishing in fifth place. Val returned for season 27 where he paired with actress Nancy McKeon. The pair was the third to be eliminated finishing in 11th place.