Valentin Chmerkovskiy

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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
Born Valentin Aleksandrovich Chmerkovskiy
(1986-03-24) March 24, 1986 (age 28)
Odesa, Ukraine
Occupation Dancer
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 DWTS dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

Dancing with the Stars[edit]

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.[1] 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.

For season 18, he is paired with actress and author Danica McKellar.

Season Partner Place
13 Elisabetta Canalis 11th
14 Sherri Shepherd 10th
15 Kelly Monaco 3rd
16 Zendaya 2nd
17 Elizabeth Berkley Lauren 6th
18 Danica McKellar
  • Coincidentally, 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/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Cha-Cha-Cha / "Last Friday Night" 5 5 5 Safe
2 Quickstep / "Don't Get Me Wrong" 7 7 7 Eliminated


With celebrity partner Sherri Shepherd (Average: 22.8):

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Foxtrot / "Sherry" 8 7 8 No Elimination
2 Jive / "Proud Mary" 8 7 8 Safe
3 Rumba / "If I Could" 8 8 8 Safe
4 Tango / "Come On Feel the Noise" 7 7 7 Eliminated


With celebrity partner Kelly Monaco (Average: 26.8):

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Cha-Cha-Cha / "Bang Bang" 7.0 7.0 7.5 Safe
2 Quickstep / "Who Says" 7.5 7.0 7.5 Safe
3 Paso Doble / "España Cañí" 9.0 9.0 9.0 Safe
4 Contemporary / "Fix You" 9.0 9.5/9.5 9.5 Safe
5 Samba / "Want U Back"
Team Freestyle (Gilles) / "Gangnam Style"
8.0
9.0
8.0
9.0
8.5
9.0
No Elimination
6 Tango / "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
7 Foxtrot & Cha-Cha-Cha / "Don't Stop"
Swing Marathon / "Do Your Thing"
9.0
Awarded
9.0
9
9.0
Points
No Elimination
8 Viennese 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/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Contemporary / "Feel Again" 8 8 8 No Elimination
2 Jive / "This Head I Hold" 9 8 9 Safe
3 Prom Group Dance / "The Rockafeller Skank"
Viennese Waltz / "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)"
Awarded
8
2
8
Points
8
Safe
4 Samba / "Love On Top" 9 8 9 Safe
5 Argentine Tango / "Discombobulate" 10 9 10 Safe
6 Cha-Cha-Cha / "Do I Do"
Team Paso Doble / "Higher Ground"
10
7
9
8
10
7
Safe
7 Paso Doble / "Buster Voodoo"
Jive Dance Off / "Good Golly Miss Molly"
9
Awarded
9
3
9
Points
Safe
8 Foxtrot / "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/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Contemporary / "Imagine" 8 8 8 No Elimination
2 Samba / "Straight to Memphis" 8 9 8 Safe
3 Foxtrot / "Come Fly with Me" 8 9 8 Safe
4 Argentine Tango / "Symphony 6: Fair Thee Well & the Requiem Mix" 9 9* 9 Safe
5 Jive / "I'm So Excited" 8 9 9 Safe
6 Cha-Cha-Cha / "Put Your Hands on Me"
Switch-Up Challenge / Various
10
Awarded
10
2
10
Points
No Elimination
7 Quickstep / "Dance Apocalyptic"
Team Freestyle / "Bom Bom"
9
9
9
9
9
9
Safe
8 Jazz / "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)"
Cha-Cha-Cha Dance Off / "Woman's World"
8
Lost
9*
This
8
Event
Safe
9 Viennese 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.


With celebrity partner Danica McKellar (Average: ):

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Foxtrot / "Walk Away" 8 8 8 No Elimination
2 Samba / "All Nite (Don't Stop)" 8 8 8 Safe
3 Contemporary / "Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)" 9 9/91 9 Safe
42 Jive / "Love Me Right!" 8 8/83 8 No Elimination
5 Quickstep / "Be Our Guest" 10 9 / 104 10 Safe
6 Cha-Cha-Cha / TBA

1Additional score of Week 3 was given by Robin Roberts

2For this week only, as part of the "Partner Switch-Up", Danica McKellar did not perform with Chmerkovskiy and instead performed with Maksim Chmerkovskiy

3Additional score of Week 4 was given by Julianne Hough

4Additional score of Week 5 was given by Donny Osmond

Outside of dancing[edit]

Chmerkovskiy, along with Tony Dovolani and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, opened Dance with Me Studio in Stamford, CT on April 16, 2012.[2] 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.[2] 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.[3]

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Shawn Johnson & Derek Hough
Dancing with the Stars (US) runner-up
Season 16 (Spring 2013 with Zendaya)
Succeeded by
Corbin Bleu & Karina Smirnoff
Preceded by
William Levy & Cheryl Burke
Dancing with the Stars (US) third place
Season 15 (Autumn 2012 with Kelly Monaco)
Succeeded by
Jacoby Jones & Karina Smirnoff