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Valentin Chmerkovskiy is a Ukrainian pro dancing champion with numerous world and national trophies to his name.
After moving to the US when he was 6, he became fascinated with dancing and began at age 7.
At 12 years of age, he participated in his debut global contest, The German Open.
Tutored by his brother, Diana Olonetskaya and Val became the world junior dance champions when he was 15.
Prior to this, no American dance couple had achieved the feat.
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Asides being a world junior champion, he is also a world youth champion. He competed in the national Latin dance competition 17 times and won it 14 times.
Valentin is straight and is now married to Jenna Johnson. After dating for first for 8 months in 2016 and again for 12 months in 2017, he proposed to her at a Venice restaurant in June 2018. Before Jenna, he dated Janel Parrish in 2014.
Although his mother is Jewish and his father is a Christian, Val has chosen the way of Judaism.
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Val is also a rapper who uses the alias Val C. He released his song, White Boy Boogie in 2011 and is on YouTube.
He is the co-owner of a franchise dance studio, “Dance With Me” at 9 locations across the country.