Val Chmerkovskiy Bio, Age, Parents, Wedding, Wife, Net worth and Nationality


Valentin Chmerkovskiy AKA Val Chmerkovskiy is a renowned dancer who is best noted for being the part of the U.S. version of Dancing with the Stars. He impressed the entire show and its audiences by winning it two times. Further, he is recognized for being the two-time World Latin Dance Champion both in Junior and Youth format. In addition to that, he is also popular for naming as the 14-time U.S. National Latin Dance champion. Apart from dance, Chmerkovskiy is also passionate about music and has contributed as a rapper and a songwriter as well. He is fond of playing the violin and is a trained classical violinist. Scroll down to explore more interesting bio and facts about Chmerkovskiy below:


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Early Life and Education

Val was born on March 24, 1986, as Valentin Aleksandrovich Chmerkovskiy. His place of birth is in Odessa, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union. At the age of 7, Val developed an interest in dancing. When he reached 12, he joined his first overseas competition- The German Open.


Valentin’s Age

Considering his date of birth, Val is at the age of 32 years old as of 2018. Further, his zodiac sign is Aries regarding his birthday i.e. March 24.


Valentin’s Nationality

Val was born in Odesa, Ukraine. When it comes to explaining his Val Chmerkovskiy nationality, he is Ukrainian-American.


Valentin’s Parents

Val was born to the parents named Aleksandr Chmerkovskiy (father) and Larisa Chmerkovskiy (mother). Regarding his parents’ religion, his father is a Jewish whereas his mother is Christian.


Valentin’s Siblings

Val Chmerkovskiy has an older brother named Maksim Chmerkovskiy (born on January 17, 1980). Maksim is too a professional dancer, choreographer and an instructor known for being the part of the American television series Dancing with the Stars. It seems like, Val developed an interest in dancing seeing his elder brother.


Talking about Val’s education and studies, he attended The Hudson School. Although he was born in Ukraine, his family immigrated to the United States in 1994 and settled down in Brooklyn, New York. The migration wasn’t an easy task for the family as they have to go through some language and financial barriers.


Career and Professional Life

Everyone is aware that Chmerkovskiy is a dancer but he is more than that. He has proven his excellence as an entrepreneur and co-owns about nine social dance studios; all of them are under the brand name “Dance With Me”. Out of nine, six are based in the New York metropolitan area like Manhattan, SoHo, Manhattan, Midtown, New Jersey, Glen Cove, Long Island and Stamford, Connecticut. Similarly, other three dance studios are located in Summerlin, Nevada, The Woodlands, Texas and Southlake, Texas. He also used to own a studio based in Sherman Oaks, California but now the ownership has been transferred.


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Dancing with the Stars

Chmerkovskiy has made a great breakthrough television show Dancing with the Stars. First, he appeared in the show on February 10, 2006, the second season as his brother’s student during week 6. The students on the show were Sergei Onik & Michelle Glazarov, Valentin & Valeriya Kozharinova and Boris Leokumovich & Nicole Volynets.


On the fourth season of the show, he made his another appearance on May 8, 2007. On season 10, he was seen on April 6, 2010, and performed on the country western themed routine with Edyta Śliwińska, Snejana Petrova and his brother Maksim. On October 5, 2010, he has seen on the season 11 results show where he performed music and danced together with Mark Ballas. He was seen playing the violin while dancing to the song “Toxic” by Britney Spears.


He partnered with model/ actress Elisabetta Canalis on the season 13 of the show. They couldn’t grab position over the 11th place. He partnered with talk show host/ comedian Sherri Shepherd in 13 seasons.


As a professional dancer, he performed in season 15 with Kelly Monaco who was the winner of the first season of the show. They reached the season’s finale being placed at the third position. He appeared in season 16 with partner Zendaya who is known for being a Disney Channel’s Shake It Up star. He was seen with actress Elizabeth Berkley Lauren in 17 seasons. They finished in sixth place and got eliminated in week 9. 


He appeared pairing with author/ actress Danica McKellar in season 18 and finished being placed at sixth place on week 8. He paired with actress Janel Parrish for season 19 and reached to the finals. In the following season, he paired with singer/ actor Rumer Willis and became crowned which made Chmerkovskiy become the winner for the first time on May 19, 2015.


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With television star/ R&B singer Tamar Braxton, he was partnered for season 21. However, his partner Braxton withdrew from the competition on November 11, 2015, because of her health issues. He partnered with meteorologist Ginger Zee for season 22 and reached to the finals securing the third place. Similarly, he paired with Olympic artistic gymnast Laurie Hernandez for season 23 and won the season marking Chmerkovskiy’s second win on the show. With singer Normani Kordei as his partner, he appeared in season 24 and finished in third place reaching to the finals. Similarly, he was seen with swimmer Victoria Arlen for season 25 and reached to semi-finals and got eliminated securing the fifth place. He didn’t appear in season 26 and returned back in season 27 being partnered with actress Nancy McKeon.


Personal Life

Moving to the personal life, Val Chmerkovskiy has never celebrated his wedding. However, he is not single considering his relationship status. He has dated Amber Rose. The couple started their love life in 2016 and broke up after a year. The same year, he was the sin the relationship with American dancer Jenna Johnson. Before that, he was also linked with actress Janel Parrish. As per some wiki sites, Val is single and is living his life with freedom from the headache of the relationship.


Body Measurements

Chmerkovskiy stands at the height of 6 feet tall or 183cm. Talking about his weight, Val weighs about 86 kilograms or 190 pounds. The dancer/ choreographer is blessed with brown eyes and black colored hair. He must be strict regarding a balanced diet and workout/ exercise activities to maintain such adorable physique.


Salary and Net worth

Ukrainian-American dancer Val Chmerkovskiy has an estimated net worth of 1.5 million USD. He has a long successful career in Dancing with the Stars competition. Further, he has been making a good amount of earnings from his co-owned nine dance studio.


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Wiki and Facts

Most of the demanded wiki cites including Wikipedia and IMDb have provided Val Chmerkovskiy’s bio on their pages. He is available on Instagram @iamvalc where the dancer has garnered more than 1 million followers. Follow him on Twitter @iamvalc and on Facebook @ValChmerkovskiy. Val currently resides in New York City, Los Angeles.

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