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Valentin Chmerkovskiy
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Valentin Chmerkovskiy is a professional dancer; who is well known for his appearances on ABC's Dancing with the Stars
BornValentin Aleksandrovich Chmerkovskiy

(1986-03-24) March 24, 1986 (age 27)


Odesa, Ukraine
OccupationDancer


Choreographer
Valentin "Val" Aleksandrovich Chmerkovskiy (born March 24, 1986) is a professional dancer, best known for his appearances in the American version of Dancing with the Stars (DWTS). He is the younger brother of former DWTS dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

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    Dancing with the Stars

    Chmerkovskiy appeared on the season 10 results show on April 6, 2010. He did a country western themed routine with his brother Maksim, Edyta Śliwińska and Snejana Petrova.

    He appeared on the season 11 results show on October 5, 2010, performing a music and dance duel against Mark Ballas. While performing to the song "Toxic" by Britney Spears, Val played the violin and danced with Lacey Schwimmer.

    In season 13, Chmerkovskiy was partnered with model/actress Elisabetta Canalis. They were eliminated second, finishing in 11th place.

    In season 14, Chmerkovskiy was partnered with comedienne/talk show host Sherri Shepherd. On Rock Week (Week 4) of DWTS, they were the third couple to be eliminated, finishing in 10th place.

    Chmerkovskiy danced as a professional partner in season 15 with season 1 winner, Kelly Monaco. They finished in third place on the season finale.

    For season 16, Chmerkovskiy was partnered with Disney Channel's Shake It Up star, Zendaya. On May 21, Zendaya and Val came in second place behind Derek Hough and Kellie Pickler.

    For season 17, he paired with film and television actress Elizabeth Berkley Lauren. Despite receiving high scores, they were eliminated on week 9, finishing in 6th place.
    SeasonPartnerPlace
    13Elisabetta Canalis11th
    14Sherri Shepherd10th
    15Kelly Monaco3rd
    16Zendaya2nd
    17Elizabeth Berkley Lauren6th
    • Coincidently, Val has had exactly the same outcome in his first four seasons on Dancing with the Stars as his older brother Maksim had on his first four seasons on the show; eliminated before the finals on his first two seasons, third place on his third, and the runner-up on his fourth season.


    With celebrity partner Elisabetta Canalis (Average: 18.0):
    Week #Dance/SongJudges' scoreResult
    InabaGoodmanTonioli
    1Cha-Cha-Cha / "Last Friday Night"555Safe
    2Quickstep / "Don't Get Me Wrong"777Eliminated



    With celebrity partner Sherri Shepherd (Average: 22.8):
    Week #Dance/SongJudges' scoreResult
    InabaGoodmanTonioli
    1Foxtrot / "Sherry"878No Elimination
    2Jive / "Proud Mary"878Safe
    3Rumba / "If I Could"888Safe
    4Tango / "Come On Feel the Noise"777Eliminated



    With celebrity partner Kelly Monaco (Average: 26.8):
    Week #Dance/SongJudges' scoreResult
    InabaGoodmanTonioli
    1Cha-Cha-Cha / "Bang Bang"7.07.07.5Safe
    2Quickstep / "Who Says"7.57.07.5Safe
    3Paso Doble / "España Cañí"9.09.09.0Safe
    4Contemporary / "Fix You"9.09.5/9.59.5Safe
    5Samba / "Want U Back"


    Team Freestyle (Gilles) / "Gangnam Style"
    8.0


    9.0
    8.0


    9.0
    8.5


    9.0
    No Elimination
    6Tango / "Good Girl"


    Group Country Western / "Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)"

    & "I Play Chicken with a Train"
    9.0


    No
    9.0


    Scores
    9.0


    Given
    Safe
    7Foxtrot & Cha-Cha-Cha / "Don't Stop"


    Swing Marathon / "Do Your Thing"
    9.0


    Awarded
    9.0


    9
    9.0


    Points
    No Elimination
    8Viennese Waltz / "I'll Be"


    Jive (Trio Challenge) / "Animal"
    9.5


    9.5
    9.0


    9.5
    9.5


    9.5
    Safe
    9


    Semi-finals
    Flamenco / "Malagueña"


    Rumba / "I Just Can't Stop Loving You"
    8.0


    9.5
    9.0


    9.5
    8.5


    9.5
    Last to be Called Safe
    10


    Finals
    Paso Doble / "España Cañí"


    Freestyle / "(I've Had) The Time of My Life"


    Instant Jive / "Cat and Mouse"
    9.5


    10.0


    9.5
    10.0


    9.5


    9.5
    10.0


    10.0


    9.5
    Third Place



    With celebrity partner Zendaya (Average: 27.3):
    Week #Dance/SongJudges' scoreResult
    InabaGoodmanTonioli
    1Contemporary / "Feel Again"888No Elimination
    2Jive / "This Head I Hold"989Safe
    3Prom Group Dance / "The Rockafeller Skank"


    Viennese Waltz / "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)"
    Awarded


    8
    2


    8
    Points


    8
    Safe
    4Samba / "Love On Top"989Safe
    5Argentine Tango / "Discombobulate"10910Safe
    6Cha-Cha-Cha / "Do I Do"


    Team Paso Doble / "Higher Ground"
    10


    7
    9


    8
    10


    7
    Safe
    7Paso Doble / "Buster Voodoo"


    Jive Dance Off / "Good Golly Miss Molly"
    9


    Awarded
    9


    3
    9


    Points
    Safe
    8Foxtrot / "Don't Worry, Be Happy"


    Salsa (Trio Challenge) / "Dança Molengo"
    9


    10
    10


    10
    9


    10
    Safe
    9


    Semi-finals
    Quickstep / "Don't Give Up"


    Hip-Hop / "Fine China"
    8


    10
    8


    10
    9


    10
    Last to be Called Safe
    10


    Finals
    Samba / "Yerbatero"


    Cha-Cha-Cha Relay / "Treasure"


    Freestyle / "Beauty and a Beat"


    Instant Jive / "Rockin' Robin"
    10


    Awarded


    10


    10
    10


    5


    10


    10
    10


    Points


    10


    10
    Runners-Up



    With celebrity partner Elizabeth Berkley Lauren (Average: 26.5):
    Week #Dance/SongJudges' scoreResult
    InabaGoodmanTonioli
    1Contemporary / "Imagine"888No Elimination
    2Samba / "Straight to Memphis"898Safe
    3Foxtrot / "Come Fly with Me"898Safe
    4Argentine Tango / "Symphony 6: Fair Thee Well & the Requiem Mix"99*9Safe
    5Jive / "I'm So Excited"899Safe
    6Cha-Cha-Cha / "Put Your Hands on Me"


    Switch-Up Challenge / Various
    10


    Awarded
    10


    2
    10


    Points
    No Elimination
    7Quickstep / "Dance Apocalyptic"


    Team Freestyle / "Bom Bom"
    9


    9
    9


    9
    9


    9
    Safe
    8Jazz / "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)"


    Cha-Cha-Cha Dance Off / "Woman's World"
    8


    Lost
    9*


    This
    8


    Event
    Safe
    9Viennese Waltz / "Young and Beautiful"


    Salsa (Trio Challenge) / "Pucko"
    9


    10
    8


    10
    9


    10
    Eliminated
    • Week 4 Score was given by guest judge Julianne Hough.
    • Week 8 Score was given by guest judge Cher.

    Outside of dancing

    Chmerkovskiy, along with Tony Dovolani and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, opened Dance with Me Studio in Stamford, CT on April 16, 2012. The Stamford location is the fourth in the chain and the first in Connecticut started by Chmerkovskiy, Tony Dovolani, Maksim Chmerkovskiy and their partners. The other studios are in Ridgefield, N.J., Long Island, N.Y., and Soho, N.Y.C. Chmerkovskiy also plays violin and raps under the stage name VC. He has released one album, titled "Val" to date. the 10 track album can be heard on his official website and a video for a single called "White Boy Boogie" can be seen on YouTube. Other songs on the album include "Eastern Europimpin", "Champagne Diet", "Brother", and "Mama", among others.
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