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Val Chmerkovskiy Biography – Val Chmerkovskiy Wiki
Val Chmerkovskiy is a Ukrainian-born professional dancer, author, and television personality. He is cast in the 32nd season of Dancing with the Stars alongside his dance partner actress Xochitl Gomez.
Born in the Ukrainian city of Odesa, in what was then the Soviet Union. His family relocated to the United States in 1994. At the time, he was 8 years old. After two years in 1996, his brother Maksim and father Sasha opened a youth-oriented dance studio in New Jersey, and Valentin enrolled as one of the students. Valentin and partner Diana Olonetskaya, 15, became the first American dance team to win a world junior championship title in 2001.
Val is recognized as a 14-time US National Champion and two-time World Dance Champion. He became popular as a fan-favorite professional and the ultimate two-time winner of the hit series Dancing with the Stars. He has since featured on several television shows, such as Netflix’s Fuller House and Fox’s Flirty Dancing.
He has also served as a judge on the inaugural season of Dancing with the Stars: Juniors. Val also appeared in the 2021 award-winning Amazon Prime film Being the Ricardos.
Val is the co-founder and owner of Dance With Me Studios, a leading nationwide network of dance studios with the mission of making dance accessible to all people regardless of skill level. Val is a nationally recognized dance educator and advocate for keeping kids active, healthy, and creative through dance.
Val is a philanthropist who supports numerous charities, including the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Children’s Hospital of LA, and Pencils of Promise. He also spent time mentoring kids at the KIPP Scholar Academy in South Los Angeles.
In 2018, Val released his first memoir titled “I’ll Never Change My Name,” which detailed his life, career, and experience as an Eastern European immigrant. As a classically trained violinist, Val has performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.
In response to the 2022 humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, Val, along with his brother and father, launched Baranova 27 in March of 2022. The charity organization provides funds and humanitarian aid, including medical, hygiene, baby supplies, and more, to those in need in the country.
He is fluent in Russian and English.
Val Chmerkovskiy Age
He was born Valentin Aleksandrovich Chmerkovskiy on 24 March 1986 in Odesa, Ukraine.
Val Chmerkovskiy Wife
He is married to his wife, Jenna Johnson. In 2015, Chmerkovskiy started an on-and-off relationship with fellow DWTS dancer Jenna Johnson. In 2017, he confirmed that the pair were in a relationship.
On June 15, 2018, the couple shared their engagement on Instagram. They were married on April 13, 2019. They have one child born in January 2023. He resides in Los Angeles with his wife.
Val Chmerkovskiy Children
On July 15, 2022, Chmerkovskiy and his wife, Johnson announced that they are pregnant and due with their first child in January 2023. Their son, Rome Valentin Chmerkovskiy, was born on January 10, 2023.
Val Chmerkovskiy Family
Val was born in Odessa, Ukraine to an engineer mother, Larisa Chmerkovskaya, and Aleksandr Chmerkovskiy a marine merchant father. His family immigrated to Brooklyn, New York in 1994 at 8 years old. He has an older brother, Maksim Chmerkovskiy who was born in 1980. He is also a professional dancer who appears on Dancing with the Stars.
The dancer stands at a height of 6′ (1.83 m) tall.
Val has both Ukranian and American nationalities.
His Instagram handle is @valentin.