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Valentin Chmerkovskiy
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Dancer Profile
Birth Date March 24, 1986 (1986-03-24) (age 31)
Hometown Odessa, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union

Partner(s) 13: Elisabetta Canalis (11th)
14: Sherri Shepherd (10th)
All-Stars: Kelly Monaco (3rd)
16: Zendaya (2nd)
17: Elizabeth Berkley Lauren (6th)
18: Danica McKellar (6th)
19: Janel Parrish (3rd)
20: Rumer Willis (1st)
21: Tamar Braxton (5th)
22: Ginger Zee (3rd)
23: Laurie Hernandez (1st)
24: Normani Kordei (3rd)

Valentin Aleksandrovich "Val" Chmerkovskiy is a professional dancer on Dancing with the Stars.

BiographyEdit

Retrieved from abc.com
Valentin Chmerkovskiy joined the cast of professional dancers on “Dancing with the Stars”in 2011. The 14-time U.S. National Champion and two-time World Dance Champion quickly rose to stardom becoming one of the show’s fan favorites for impeccable performances that showcased not only immense talent and creativity but an undeniable charisma to match.

Since his TV debut, the Ukrainian-born dance champion continues to steal the hearts of fans – both on and off the dance floor. Chmerkovskiy has expanded upon his talents as a dancer, choreographer and instructor to create an empire that inspires others through the art of dance. He co-founded Dance with Me Studios, one of the nation’s leading Latin and ballroom dance studios, where he also lends his expertise as the venue’s art director. The success of the first studio ignited a passion for teaching his craft, leading him to pursue his latest endeavor, Dance with Me Juniors, a program he proudly designed to keep kids healthy, focused and active. Chmerkovskiy is also a classically trained violinist, having performed in Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center as a concertmaster of the ISO Youth Orchestra.

Last season, he partnered with Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez. The pair won the coveted Mirrorball trophy, making it his second win during his tenure on the show.

Dancing with the Stars 13Edit

Val was partnered with Elisabetta Canalis. Placed 11th.

ScoresEdit

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

Dancing with the Stars 14 Edit

Val was partnered with Sherri Shepherd. Placed 10th.

ScoresEdit

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

Dancing with the Stars 15 Edit

Val was partnered with Kelly Monaco. Placed 3rd.

ScoresEdit

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

Dancing with the Stars 16 Edit

Val was partnered with Zendaya Coleman. Placed 2nd.

ScoresEdit

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
Runner-Up

Dancing with the Stars 17 Edit

Val was partnered with Elizabeth Berkley Lauren. Placed 6th.

ScoresEdit

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.

Dancing with the Stars 18 Edit

Val was partnered with Danica McKellar. Placed 6th.

ScoresEdit

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 / I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me" 9 95/9 9 Safe
7 Salsa / "Watch Out For This (Bumaye)"
Team Freestyle / "Livin' la Vida Loca"
8
10
96/8
106/9
8
10
Safe
8 Tango /"Everybody Wants to Rule the World"
Celebrity Dance Duel (Samba) /"I Luh Ya Papi"
10
8
9/97
9/87
10
9
Eliminated

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; Chmerkovskiy danced with Meryl Davis

3Additional score of Week 4 was given by Julianne Hough

4Additional score of Week 5 was given by Donny Osmond

5Additional score of Week 6 was given by Redfoo

6Additional score of Week 7 was given by Ricky Martin

7Additional score of Week 8 was given by Abby Lee Miller

Dancing with the Stars 19 Edit

Val was partnered with Janel Parrish. Placed 3rd.

ScoresEdit

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Hough Tonioli
1 Jive / "Bang Bang" 7 7 7 8 Safe
2 Foxtrot / "Call Me Maybe" 9 8 8 9 Safe
3 Jazz / "America" 10 101 10 10 Safe
4 Rumba / "How Will I Know" 9 92 9 9 Safe
53 Burlesque / "Mamma Knows Best" 8 84 8 9 No Elimination
6 Samba / "La Vida Es Un Carnaval" 8 75 9 9 Last to be called safe
7 Viennese Waltz / "Secret"
Team Freestyle / "Black Widow"
8
9
7
9
8
9
8
9
Safe
8 Contemporary / "Everybody's Free (To Feel Good)" 10 10 10 10 Safe (Immunity)
9 Quickstep / "Hey Boy, Hey Girl"
Salsa (Trio Challenge) /"Morning Drums"
9
10
10
9
10
10
9
10
Safe
10
Semi-finals
Paso Doble / "Blame"
Argentine Tango / "Blame" (acoustic version)
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
10
Safe
11
finals
Samba / "La Vida Es Un Carnaval"
Freestyle / "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)"
Foxtrot & Paso Doble (fusion) / "Hideaway"
9
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
9
10
10
Third Place

1 Score given by guest judge Kevin Hart in place of Goodman.

2The American public scored the dance in place of Goodman with the averaged score being counted alongside the three other judges.

3This week only, for "Partner Switch-Up" week, Parrish performed with Artem Chigvintsev instead of Chmerkovskiy. Chmerkovskiy performed with Lea Thompson.

4 Score given by guest judge Jessie J in place of Goodman.

5Score given by guest judge Pitbull in place of Goodman.

Dancing with the Stars 20 Edit

Val was partnered with Rumer Willis. Placed 1st.

ScoresEdit

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Hough Tonioli
1 Foxtrot / "Take Me to Church" 8 8 8 8 No Elimination
2 Cha-Cha-Cha / "Rumour Has It" 8 8 8 8 Safe
3 Salsa / "Turn The Beat Around" 8 9 8 8 Safe
4 Waltz / "Turning Tables" 9 8 9 9 Safe
5 Samba / "Poor Unfortunate Souls" 10 9 10 10 Safe
6 Jazz / "Bootylicious"
Team Freestyle / "Trouble"
8
10
8
9
7
10
9
10
Safe
7 Jive / "Dear Future Husband"
Foxtrot Dance-Off / "Orange Colored Sky"
8
Awarded
9
2
9
Extra
9
Points
Last to be called safe
8 Rumba / "Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps"
Paso Doble (Trio Challenge) / "Scott & Fran's Paso Doble"
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
Safe
9
Semi-finals
Viennese Waltz / "Earned It"
Contemporary / "Theme from Swan Lake, Op. 20"
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
-
Last to be called safe
10
Finals
Foxtrot / "Take Me to Church"
Freestyle / "Toxic"
Foxtrot & Paso Doble (fusion) / "Big Jet Plane"
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
Winner

Dancing with the Stars 21Edit

Val was partnered with Tamar Braxton. Placed 5th.

ScoresEdit

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Hough Tonioli
1 Quickstep / "Do Your Thing" 8 7 8 No Elimination
2 Cha-Cha-Cha / "We Are Family"
Charleston / "Living in New York City"
8
8
8
8
8
9
Safe
3 Tango / "A Beautiful Mine" 8 91/8 8 Safe
4 Rumba / "King" 9 9 9 Safe
52 Samba / "End of Time" 7 7/83 7 No Elimination
6 Jazz / "Rhythm Nation" 10 10/104 10 Safe
7 Foxtrot / "People are Strange"
Team Freestyle / "This Is Halloween"
8
10
8
10
8
10
Last to be called safe
8 Paso Doble / "Born This Way"
Cha-Cha-Cha Dance-Off / "Fun"
9
No
9
Extra
10
Points
Safe
9 Contemporary5/ "Wicked Game"
Team-Up Dance (Rumba) / "Hey Jude"
8
9
7
9
7
9
Safe
(Withdrew the next day)

1Score given by guest judge Alfonso Ribeiro

2This week only, for "Partner Switch-Up" week, Braxton performed with Louis Van Amstel instead of Chmerkovskiy. Chmerkovskiy performed with Bindi Irwin

3Score given by guest judge Maksim Chmerkovskiy

4Score given by guest judge Olivia Newton-John

5Braxton and Chmerkovskiy's scores for this dance were based on dress rehearsal footage, due to Braxton being in the emergency room and not arriving at the show in time to perform it.

Dancing with the Stars 22Edit

Val was partnered with Ginger Zee. Placed 3rd.

ScoresEdit

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Jive / "Move (You're Steppin' on My Heart)" 8 7 8 No Elimination
2 Samba / "Sorry" 7 7 7 Safe
3 Contemporary / "Home" 7 7 7 Safe
4 Foxtrot / "Belle" 9 9/91 9 Safe
52 Salsa / "La Malanga" 8 8/83 8 No Elimination
6 Jazz / "Nasty" 8 8 8 Safe
7 Viennese Waltz / "I Have Nothing"
Team Freestyle / "End of Time", "If I Were a Boy" & "Crazy in Love"
10
8
10
8
10
9
Safe
8 Argentine Tango / "Telephone"
Team-up Dance (Samba) / "Jump in the Line (Shake, Senora)"
10
10
10
93
10
10
Safe
9
Semifinals
Trio Paso Doble / "Shot Me Down"
Quickstep / "Fire Under My Feet"
9
9
9
10
9
10
Safe
10
Finals
Contemporary / "Adventure of a Lifetime"
Freestyle / "Orange Colored Sky"
Argentine Tango & Foxtrot Fusion / "Just Like Fire"
9
10
9
10
10
9
9
10
9
Third Place

1 Score given by guest judge Zendaya Coleman.
2 For this week only, as part of "America's Switch Up", Zee performed with Mark Ballas instead of Chmerkovskiy. Chmerkovskiy performed with Jodie Sweetin.
3 Score given by guest judge Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
3 Due to Goodman being the judge coaching Zee's team during the team-up dance, the viewers scored the dance in his place with the averaged score being counted alongside the remaining judges.

Dancing with the Stars 23Edit

Val was partnered with Laurie Hernandez. Placed 1st.

ScoresEdit

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Hough Tonioli
1 Cha-Cha-Cha / "American Girl" 8 8 7 8 No Elimination
2 Jive / "DuckTales" 8 8 8 8 Safe
3 Tango / "Into the Sunset" 7 8 8 8 Safe (Immunity)
4 Jazz / "The Way You Make Me Feel" 10 10 10 Safe
5 Paso Doble / "Rise" 8 9 8 No Elimination
6 Salsa / "Light It Up" 9 91 9 10 Safe
7 Quickstep / "One Fine Day"
Team Freestyle / "Embrace"
8
8
8
9
9
9
9
9
Safe
8 Viennese Waltz / "Pure Imagination"
Jive Dance-Off / "The Purple People Eater"
10
Awarded

3
10
Extra
10
Points
Safe
9 Argentine Tango / "Cell Block Tango"
Team-Up Dance (Contemporary) / "Bird Set Free"
10
10
102
102
10
10
10
10
Safe
10
Semifinals
Foxtrot / "Hollow"
Trio Samba / "Magalenha"
10
10

10
10
10
10
Safe
11
Finals
Paso Doble / "Wicked Ones"
Freestyle / "Brand New"
Argentine Tango & Foxtrot Fusion / "We Are the Ones"
9
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
Winner

1Score given by guest judge Pitbull
2Score given by guest judge Idina Menzel.

Dancing with the Stars 24Edit

Val was partnered with Normani Kordei. Placed 3rd.

ScoresEdit

1 Score given by guest judge Nick Carter
2 Score given by guest judge Mandy Moore

Trivia Edit

  • Valentin is the younger brother to veteran professional dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
  • Prior to making his professional debut on Dancing with the Stars 13, Valentin made several appearances on the show:
  • Val also plays violin and raps under the stage name VC. He has released one album, titled Val to date.
    • The freestyle he performed with Rumer Willis had her singing "Toxic" and him playing the violin (pre-recorded).
  • He and partner Tamar Braxton had to withdraw from the competition after discovering that Tamar had several pulmonary embolisms in her lungs.
  • Valentin was partnered with the youngest celebrity winner, Laurie Hernandez.
  • He dated Dancing with the Stars 23 contestant Amber Rose from September 2016 to February 2017.

GalleryEdit

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