Valentin Chmerkovskiy

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Valentin Chmerkovskiy
Val 7.JPG
BornValentin Aleksandrovich Chmerkovskiy
(1986-03-24) March 24, 1986 (age 28)
Odesa, Ukraine
Other namesVC (rapper stage name)
OccupationDancer, choreographer, fashion designer, rapper, musician
TelevisionDancing with the Stars
Partner(s)Janel Parrish 2014 - Present
RelativesMaksim Chmerkovskiy (brother)
 
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Valentin Chmerkovskiy
Val 7.JPG
BornValentin Aleksandrovich Chmerkovskiy
(1986-03-24) March 24, 1986 (age 28)
Odesa, Ukraine
Other namesVC (rapper stage name)
OccupationDancer, choreographer, fashion designer, rapper, musician
TelevisionDancing with the Stars
Partner(s)Janel Parrish 2014 - Present
RelativesMaksim Chmerkovskiy (brother)

Valentin "Val" Aleksandrovich Chmerkovskiy (born March 24, 1986) is a Ukrainian 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]

Valentin first appeared on season 2, February 10, 2006, as one of his brother's, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, students during Week 6. The students were: Valentin Chmerkovskiy & Valeriya Kozharinova, Sergey Onik & Michelle Glanarou, Boris Leokumovich & Nicloe Volynets. The couples performed two numbers. [1] [2]

Valentin then appeared once again on season 4 results show on May 8, 2007. He starred in a dance off against his brother, Maksim Chmerkovskiy. [3]

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.[4]

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.[5]

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.[6] 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 paired with actress and author Danica McKellar. They were eliminated on Week 8 and ended in 6th place.

For season 19, he is paired with Pretty Little Liars actress Janel Parrish.

SeasonPartnerPlace
13Elisabetta Canalis11th
14Sherri Shepherd10th
15Kelly Monaco3rd
16Zendaya2nd
17Elizabeth Berkley Lauren6th
18Danica McKellar6th
19Janel ParrishTBA

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


With celebrity partner Danica McKellar (Average: 26.3):

Week #Dance/SongJudges' scoreResult
InabaGoodmanTonioli
1Foxtrot / "Walk Away"888No Elimination
2Samba / "All Nite (Don't Stop)"888Safe
3Contemporary / "Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)"99/919Safe
42Jive / "Love Me Right!"88/838No Elimination
5Quickstep / "Be Our Guest"109/10410Safe
6Cha-cha-cha / I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)995/99Safe
7Salsa / "Watch Out For This (Bumaye)"
Team Freestyle / "Livin' la Vida Loca"
8
10
96/8
106/9
8
10
Safe
8Tango /"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 performed Argentine Tango with Meryl Davis and received scores of 10/9/10/10

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


With celebrity partner Janel Parrish (Average: ):

Week #Dance/SongJudges' scoreResult
InabaGoodmanHoughTonioli
1Jive / "Bang Bang"7778Safe
2Foxtrot / "Call Me Maybe"9889Safe
3Jazz / "America"101011010Safe
4Rumba / "How Will I Know"99299Safe
53Burlesque / "Mamma Knows Best"88489No Elimination
6Samba / "La Vida Es Un Carnaval"87599Last to be called safe
7Viennese Waltz / "Secret"
Team Freestyle / "Black Widow"
8
9
7
9
8
9
8
9
Safe
8Contemporary / "Everybody's Free (To Feel Good)"10101010Safe (Immunity)
9Quickstep / "Hey Boy, Hey Girl"
Salsa (Trio Challenge) /




TBA


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.

Outside of dancing[edit]

Chmerkovskiy, along with Tony Dovolani and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, opened Dance with Me Studio in Stamford, CT on April 16, 2012.[7] 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.[7] 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.[8]

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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