Julio Bragado-Young was born in Cleveland, Ohio. At the age of two he moved to Spain where he began studying ballet at the age of six with Anatol Yanovsky and later with Luis Fuente and Zelman Bustillo. At 15, Bragado-Young moved back to the United States and studied at the North Carolina School of the Arts. Bragado-Young has attended various Summer programs including the Houston Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Boston Ballet and American Ballet Theatre.
Bragado-Young joined ABT's Studio Company in 1998 and, in August 1999, joined American Ballet Theatre as a member of the corps de ballet. His repertoire with the Company includes a Satyr in Artemis, Dacha Dweller in The Bright Stream, Gamache and Sancho Panza in Don Quixote, Bottom in The Dream, the Cockerel in La Fille mal gardeé, a leading role in The Garden of Villandry, Wilfred in Giselle, the Profiteer in The Green Table, Count N in Lady of the Camellias, the Russian Dance in Alexei Ratmansky's The Nutcracker, leading roles in Baker's Dozen, Petite Mort, Pretty Good Year and Sechs Tänze, Catalabutte and a Fairy Knight in The Sleeping Beauty, a Youth in Three Virgins and a Devil and roles in Black Tuesday and Dumbarton.
He created the role of Trinculo in Alexei Ratmansky’s The Tempest and a role in Aftereffect.
Mr. Bragado-Young was a 1998 YoungArts Winner in Dance/Ballet (Level II ); YoungArts is the core program of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts.