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Full Name: Valentin Aleksandrovich Chmerkovskiy
Dance Style: Latin
Girlfriend alert! Is Val Chmerkovskiy dating Kelly Monaco?
Born on March 24, 1986, in the Ukraine, Val comes from a dancing family, and is the brother of longtime Dancing With the Stars pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Val and his family moved to the US in 1992. He started dancing at the age of seven, and was competing abroad by the time he was twelve. Val won the IDSF World Championship at age 15 — making him the first and last American to ever do so — and has been a US champion 14 times in his 15-year career. Talent runs in the family!
Dancing With the Stars Season 13 marked Val's first season as a pro. However, he had previously appeared as a guest dancer multiple times over the course of the series due to his talent and close relationship with his brother.
Val and his partner Daria Chesnokova are currently the United States Amateur Latin Champions.
- Has won: The German Open, Asian-Pacific Chamiponships, US Open, Blackpool.
- Won the World Championships twice (Junior and Youth).
- Current United States Amateur Latin Champion.
- 2006 Champion at the Professional Latin competition at Philadelphia Festival Dancesport Championship.
Performance Roundup on DWTS:
Season 13: Elisabetta Canalis (Finished 11th)
Season 14: Sherri Shepherd (Finished 10th)
Season 15: Kelly Monaco (Finished 3rd)
Season 15: Zendaya Coleman