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Valentin Chmerkovskiy Biography

Birth Name:
Valentin Aleksandrovich Chmerkovskiy
Birth Place:
Odessa, Ukraine, Soviet Union

Fast Facts

  • Began dancing at age 7
  • At age 15, won his first IDSF World Championship, the first American ever to do so
  • Joined Dancing with the Stars in season 13, paired with Elisabetta Canalis
  • Co-owner, with his brother Maksim and fellow DWTS pro Tony Dovolani, of Dance With Me Dance Studios