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Val Chmerkovskiy

Val Chmerkovskiy

Valentin Chmerkovskiy is a Ukrainian-born professional dancer, author and television personality. A 14-time US National Champion and two-time World Dance Champion, Val rose to stardom as a fan-favorite professional and eventual two-time winner of the hit series Dancing with the Stars. He has since appeared on numerous television shows, including Netflix’s Fuller House and Fox’s Flirty Dancing, as well as served as a judge on the inaugural season of Dancing with the Stars: Juniors.

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.

Val was born in Odessa, Ukraine to an engineer mother and marine merchant father and immigrated to Brooklyn, NY at 8 years old. He is fluent in Russian and English.

Val Chmerkovskiy
  • TRAILER: Val & Jenna - "Psycodelic" - Samba Combo

    Val and Jenna are here to Samba! Bounce, hip action, strong accents and styling make this a well rounded and fast paced routine to challenge beginners and inspire achievers! They cover technical elements while keeping it fun and loose! Advanced - Level 4

  • One Run Global Salsa - Val, Maks, & Leah! TRAILER

    One Run Global takes place on Dec 10th - Human Rights Day
    A celebration of humanity in all its forms. Thousands of epic humans, of all ages, in 195 countries are lacing up their shoes and running, walking, dancing or just moving their body to show that love is a human right!
    Please show your supp...

  • Val - "Command" Feel Good Rumba - Level 1

    It feels good to feel good and that's what this class is all about! 🤗Val will teach you to develop you style, body & leg action with this soft, sensual, and feel good Rumba. Give yourself and your body the me-time it deserves! 💖
    Beginner - Level 1

  • Maks, Peta, Val & Jenna - Samba For Everyone - Level 3

    It's a family affair and everyone's invited! Maks, Peta, Val & Jenna got a sexy Samba routine with dynamic rhythms, fluid body action, and lots of expression that you're going to love! 💖Each of them break down the steps and add their personal style so you'll have four ways to express yourself! 
    I...

  • Maks & Val - Maksimum Vibes: Cha Cha X Disco - Level 2

    Another week, another vibe! 🙌 Maks & Val turn your living room into Studio 54, with this Cha Cha & Disco medley. This unique blend of Cha Cha & Disco is the class you need to practice your Saturday Night Fever moves! 🕺
    Beginner - Level 2

  • Maks & Val - Maksimum Vibes: Paso X Samba Medley - Level 2

    The boys are BACK 🙌 and they brought the grooves, and the moves to guarantee that you'll improve! This mood lifter upper is the perfect way to break up a hectic week or just let loose after a long day! 😁
    Beginner - Level 2

  • Val & Jenna - "Growing Up Is Just A Trap" - Jive - Level 3

    Val & Jenna are back to get your heartbeat up, and your mood too! 📈🆙This is a fun Jive routine, packed with cardio, kicks, flicks, ball changes, and Jazzy moves! 
    Intermediate - Level 3

  • Val & Jenna - "La Rey de la Selva" - Samba - Level 3

    Val & Jenna are here to spice up your week with this sexy Samba routine! 🔥You'll get to explore bounce action, learn to develop your own style, and make the routine your own! Level 3

  • Val - "Besame Un Poco" - Latin Rotations Technique - Level 2

    Get your twists, hips, and swivels in check! In this technique class, Val walks you through the mechanics of Latin Rotations. Come back to this class regularly for sharper and cleaner twists and turns.   Beginner - Level 2

  • Val - "Que Pasa Corazon" - Flamenco X Paso Doble Level 3

    Power, passion and precision! 💥🌹🐂 This Paso Doble routine has a Spanish twist with Flamenco flair! No partner necessary. (Pair this class with Maks' Paso Doble Fundamentals for bonus practice)
    Intermediate - Level 3

  • Val - Jazzy Foxtrot - Level 1

    This class blends Jazz and American Smooth Foxtrot to bring you a combination of styles fit for the stage! 🤩This is a light routine with lots of personality and a focus on performance! Beginner - Level 1

  • Val & Rumer - The Reunion Interview

    Val and Rumer go over Season 20 of DWTS and their journey to the Mirror Ball trophy! 🏆

  • Val - Samba & Salsa Rhythm - Level 3

    In this class, Val teaches you how to develop your sense of rhythm and musicality. This class is a fundamental building block in your dance education and will help you further advance your skills! 🎶👏
    Intermediate - Level 3

  • Maks & Val - Maksimum Vibes: Teenage Dance Party - Level 1

    Soulful guitar and deep bass make this vibe one of the smoothest and sexiest yet! Dim the lights, set the mood, and get ready to ride off into the sunset with the Chmerkovskiy brothers! 💛🧡🕺 
    Beginner - Level 1

    Song: "Teenage Dance Party" By Extreme Music
    Beginner - Level 1

  • Val & Jenna - Dancing Date Night - All Levels

    You're home, you're bored, it's time to break up that Netflix after dinner routine and spice things up! Grab that special someone and turn any night into a dancing date night with this fun class! Push that couch aside and get moving with these fun and sexy moves! 💃🕺💖All Levels

  • Maks & Val - Maksimum Vibes: Be My Valentine - Level 2

    Maks & Val are here to keep the spirit of Valentines Day alive YEAR ROUND! 💞This Jazzy groove has hints of Broadway elegance and romance that will have you falling head over heels (metaphorically of course)! Let's get to vibing! 💖Beginner - Level 2

  • Val - "After The Sun Sets" - Funky Cha Cha - Level 2

    It's time to get Funky! 🎶This fun groove blends International Latin Cha Cha with a little old school funk vibes. Take a trip down to the 70s and enjoy different ways to Cha Cha real smooth! 🕺
    Beginner - Level 2

  • Val - American Rumba Technique - Level 1

    Relax and unwind with this easy technique breakdown of the American Rumba. 🙌 Learn the connection between your hips, legs, and feet with the floor as Val teaches you how to soften your movements to get that natural flowing Merengue action. 😍Beginner - Level 1

  • Val & Rumer - "Manhattan Calling" - Jive - Level 3

    The DWTS Season 20 Champs 🏆 are reunited and it feels so good! Val & Rumer take a dance down memory lane as they teach you a fun and upbeat Jive combo. 🤩
    Intermediate - Level 3

  • Val - Jumpin' Jive Fitness - All Levels

    This high energy Jive Cardio combo takes traditional Jive moves and kicks them into high gear. Pun intended! Your calfs, glutes, hamstrings, quads, and core are going to hate you first, but thank you later! Let's Jive! 🕺
    All Levels

  • Val - "I'm coming home" - Lyrical Foxtrot - Level 1

    A joyful, feel-good routine to let go and be free with your movement. Val combines elements of Foxtrot & Lyrical to give you a fresh combo to brighten up your day! ☀️
    Beginner - Level 1

  • Maks & Val - "Que Sera" - Maksimum Vibes - Level 1

    Maks & Val put together a fun & bouncy routine for you this week! These playful Latin vibes are the ultimate mood lifter upper! So as Val always says..."COME ON IN!"🚪
    Beginner - Level 1

  • Val & Jenna - "Let's Go Go Go" Paso Doble & Flamenco - Level 4

     Val & Jenna blend Paso Doble & Flamenco with strong body actions, expressive arms, syncopated weight transfers, & body twists to create a powerful & dramatic routine. 🌹A great class for stamina, range of motion, and balance! No partner necessary, all steps are done side by side! Intermediate - L...

  • Maksimum Vibes - "Let Me Have This Dance" Viennese Waltz - Level 1

    The boys slow it down for a light hearted Viennese Waltz that's easy on the joints and even easier on the eyes! 🤩Get ready to relax and gently flow through this soft and elegant choreography! ✨Beginner - Level 1