Denise Buttigieg was born in 2001 and is currently the principal dancer at the Naupaca Dance Factory. She joined when she was nine years old and has had major roles in all of Naupaca's main productions. Denise has performed in shows such as Alice’s Adventures Underground, The Dream, The Death of Snow White, Immaculate, Divina and After. In these productions she has danced alongside international artists such as Stepan Pechar, Sergei Keylik and Francesco Mariottini.
Malta's representative got into Eurovision Young Dancers through a national selection, she said: "There was a competition with ten dancers and they chose me."
YoungDancers.tv asked her who inspires her: "My director, Joeline Tabone, inspires me. She transmitted her passion for dance and her artistic maturity to me."
Joeline is also one of the people that Denise will dedicate her dance to. The other one is her mother: "They are both very proud of me and I want to do my best for them."