Credit: ABC Photo: Val Chmerkovskiy

Valentin Chmerkovskiy was born on March 24, 1986. And he's been dancing for nineteen of those 26 years! That's right, the ballroom champion — who, like this brother, fellow Dancing with the Stars pro Maks, was born in Ukraine — started dancing at the age of 7, and participated in his first overseas competition, in Germany, when he was twelve. Though he appeared as a Dancing with the Stars guest dancer multiple times, he did not participate in the competition until Season 13, when his partner was Elisabetta Canalis. Season 14, Val twirled Sherri Shepherd around the dance floor, and for Season 15, All-Stars, Val and Kelly Monaco tripped the light fantastic together. Val doesn't have a mirror ball trophy yet, but we have a feeling one in his future!