“He was prudent and sincere… I can hardly believe what happened” – Maltese woman who worked with Italian dancer who died in the desert

Italian dancer Nicolas Esposto, who lost his life in an accident in the Saudi Arabian desert, also had links with Malta. Among others, he worked with Maltese national MaryRose Mifsud, who described him as a very polite, prudent and sincere youth.

In comments to tvm.com.mt, Mrs Mifsud said Esposto first visited Malta in 2013, when he was in the bloom of youth. She explained that he had come to Malta to improve his English language skills with the aim of expanding his life opportunities.

Mrs Mifsud told this site that Esposto had also worked with her in a well-known hotel in St Julians for some months. Under the guidance of Front Office Manager Marie Claire Camilleri, she had been one of the colleagues who had trained him for a number of days in various duties, including answering the phone and other hotel reception duties.

She added that they often discussed dancing, as her daughter was also a dancer. Mrs Mifsud remembers Esposto telling her he wanted to become a dancer.

Esposto was one of three Italian dancers who lost their lives in the Saudi Arabian desert some days ago. The youths, who were well-known on the Italian dance scene, died after their vehicles allegedly overturned when they were visiting the desert in Riyadh, the Saudi capital.