Born in Swansea, William Bracewell trained at the Pamela Miller Ballet School and the Royal Ballet School. In 2007 he won the Young British Dancer of the Year Award and he was awarded the Grand Prix at the 2010 Youth America Grand Prix. He joined Birmingham Royal Ballet in 2010; First Artist, 2012; Soloist, 2014.
Frederick Ashton: Symphonic Variations, The Dream (Oberon) and Les Rendezvous (principal couple)
David Bintley: The Prince of the Pagodas (Salamander Prince, King of the East), The King Dances (Le Roi Soleil), Carmina burana (First Seminarian), Aladdin ('Emerald'), Tombeaux (principal couple), Take Five ('Four Square'), Allegro diversi and Faster, and David Bintley and Galina Samsova's production of Giselle ('Harvest pas de deux')
Jessica Lang: Lyric Pieces
Gillian Lynne after Robert Helpmann: Miracle in the Gorbals (Lovers)
Kenneth MacMillan: Elite Syncopations ('Bethena Concert Waltz'), Pavane and La Fin du jour
Marius Petipa: Don Quixote (pas de deux)
Alexander Whitley: Kin. (lead couple)
Peter Wright's productions of The Nutcracker (Prince), The Sleeping Beauty (Bluebird) and Peter Wright and Galina Samsova's production of Swan Lake (Benno)
He created the role of Le Roi Soleil in David Bintley's The King Dances.
Young British Dancer of the Year, 2007
Grand Prix, Youth American Grand Prix, 2010
Critics' Circle National Dance Awards: Outstanding male performance (classical), 2015