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Valentin Aleksandrovich Chmerkovskiy was born in Odessa, Ukraine. He is son to Aleksandr (aka Sasha) and Larissa, and brother to professional dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy. He was recently partnered with Valeriya Kozharinova. During his high school years, Val attended The Hudson School for the Gifted and Talented.