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This guy right here is way more than just a partner, he's an inspiration, a role model, a teacher but most importantly he's family.I got the best big brother, he's always got my back and never let's me fall...literally

– Zendaya

Val
Val and Zendaya1
Biographical Information
Gender: Male
Date of birth: March 24, 1986
Age: 27
Occupation(s): Dancer

Choreographer

Official Twitter: @iamvalc


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 brother of former DWTS dancer, Maksim Chmerkovskiy. He is Zendaya's partner on Season 16 of Dancing with the Stars.

Dancing with the Stars

Chmerkovskiy appeared on the Dancing with the Stars 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 Dancing with the Stars season 11 results show on October 5, 2010, performing a music and dance duel against dancer, Mark Ballas. While performing to the song "Toxic" by Britney Spears, Val played the violin and danced with fellow dancer, Lacey Schwimmer.

In Dancing with the Stars season 13, Chmerkovskiy was partnered with model/actress Elisabetta Canalis. They were eliminated second, finishing in 11th place.

In Dancing with the Stars season 14, Chmerkovskiy was partnered with comedienne/talk show host Sherri Shepherd. They were the third couple to be eliminated, finishing in 10th place.

Chmerkovskiy danced as a professional partner in Dancing with the Stars season 15 with season 1 winner, Kelly Monaco. They finished in third place on the season finale.

For Dancing with the Stars season 16, Chmerkovskiy is partnered with Disney Channel's Shake It Up star, Zendaya.

Season Partner Place
13 Elisabetta Canalis 11th
14 Sherri Shepherd 10th
15 Kelly Monaco 3rd
16 Zendaya 2nd


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 Pasodoble / "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 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 Pasodoble / "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: 28):

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"
TeamPaso 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


Outside of dancing

Chmerkovskiy along with fellow dancer, Tony Dovolani and Maksim Chmerkovskiy opened Dance with Me Studio in Stamford, CT on April 16, 2012. 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. Chmerkovskiy is also a rapper under the stage name Val C. 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.

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