Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Zendaya and Val Chmerkovskiy "Dancing With The Stars" Jive Dance

Beautiful Sixteen year Zendaya and her dance partner Val Chmerkovskiy 27 performed an amazing jive on "Dancing With The Stars" March 25th, 2013. Their dance landed them a score 26 and 50 points between the two weeks. Zendaya and her dance partner Val has the highest total of points landing on the top of the leader board.

Zendaya just 16 years of age is one to watch as she can dance with the best of them. Make sure to tune in tonight for the result and to see who will perform a encore. Will it be Zendaya and Val, tune in at 8pm tonight (March 26th) on ABC to find out.

Zendaya stars as the generous, funny, overachiever Raquel "Rocky" Blue, one half of the comedic duo of young dancers trying to dance her way to stardom, in the new Disney Channel series "Shake It Up."

Born September 1, 1996, in Oakland, California, Zendaya grew up as part of the nearby California Shakespeare Theater in Orinda, where her mother works as the House Manager. In addition to training at the theater's student conservatory program, and later performing in numerous stage productions, Zendaya helped her mom seat patrons and sell raffle tickets to benefit the theater.

While attending the Oakland School for the Arts, she starred as a young Ti Moune in "Once on This Island" at the Berkley Playhouse and the breakout role of the male character Joe in "Caroline, or Change" at Palo Alto's TheaterWorks. She also studied her craft at the CalShakes Conservatory program and at the American Conservatory Theater. Her other stage credits include "Richard III," "Twelfth Night," "As You Like It," among others.

Zendaya, which means "to give thanks" in Shona (a Bantu language native to the Shona people of Zimbabwe), was a fashion model for Macy's, Mervyns and Old Navy. She was also one of the back-up dancers in a Sears commercial featuring Disney Channel star Selena Gomez.

Zendaya now resides in Los Angeles, California with her family and dog, a Giant Schnauzer named Midnight. Her interests include singing, dancing and clothes designing.

Valentin (Val) Aleksandrovich Chmerkovskiy is a professional dancer, best known for his appearances in the American version of Dancing with the Stars (DWTS). He is the brother of former DWTS dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

Chmerkovskiy appeared on the season 10 results show on April 6, 2010. He did a country western themed routine with his brother Maksim, Edyta Śliwińska and Snejana Petrova.

He appeared on the season 11 results show on Tuesday, October 5, 2010, performing a music and dance duel against Mark Ballas. While performing to the song "Toxic" by Britney Spears, Val played the violin and danced with Lacey Schwimmer.

In season 13, Chmerkovskiy was partnered with model/actress Elisabetta Canalis. They were eliminated second, finishing in 11th place.

In season 14, Chmerkovskiy was partnered with comedienne/talk show host Sherri Shepherd. They were the third couple to be eliminated, finishing in 10th place.

Chmerkovskiy danced as a professional partner in season 15 with season 1 winner, Kelly Monaco. They finished in third place on the season finale.

For season 16, Chmerkovskiy is partnered with Disney Channel's Shake It Up star, Zendaya Coleman.
Photos BY: ABC

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