Valentin Chmerkovskiy is a Ukrainian-American professional dancer, best known for his appearances on the U.S. version of the dance competition television series “Dancing with the Stars” (DWTS). He joined the cast of professional dancers in 2011 and has since become one of the show’s most prominent figures, known for his choreography skills and dance partnerships.
Chmerkovskiy’s tenure on “Dancing with the Stars” has been marked by significant achievements. He has won the coveted Mirrorball Trophy twice, first in season 20 with celebrity partner Rumer Willis and again in season 23 with Laurie Hernandez. His other notable partnerships on the show include celebrities like Normani Kordei and Zendaya. Outside of DWTS, Chmerkovskiy has also made appearances in other television series and stage productions, showcasing his versatility as a performer.
Throughout his career, Chmerkovskiy has collaborated with a diverse range of celebrities and professional dancers, enhancing the show’s dynamic and his own professional growth. His partnerships with fellow professional dancers like Maksim Chmerkovskiy, his brother, and Peta Murgatroyd have been particularly noteworthy. These collaborations, along with his work with the show’s judges and choreographers, have played a significant role in his development as a dancer and choreographer.
Chmerkovskiy’s contributions to dance have been recognized with several awards and distinctions. His success on “Dancing with the Stars” has earned him nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography. His choreographic work on the show has been praised for its creativity and technical excellence, establishing him as a leading figure in the world of dance entertainment.