Shirlene Quigley, a professional backup dancer who has worked with Rihanna, Beyoncé, and Missy Elliot, has gone missing. Now some of the biggest stars she has performed with are reaching out to fans to help find her.
Quigley was last seen around 1 a.m on Sunday, October 23rd boarding a New Jersey bound bus out of Port Authority in New York City. Quigley reportedly lives alone in North Bergen, New Jersey.
Her father grew concerned after not hearing from his daughter, who routinely calls him around 6pm daily. Police later found Quigley's phone at a bridal store in Chelsea, New York.
Rihanna made a desperate plea to fans on her Instagram to be on the lookout for Quigley. She reposted a video of her former backup dancer talking directly into camera about kindness and tolerance.
This beautiful soul, and former dancer of mine is MISSING!!! My heart aches thinking of how heavy this is on all who love her! If anyone has seen or has any information on @shirlenequigley's whereabouts .....
PLEASE CONTACT the North Bergen Police Department 201 392 2100 !!!!
Missy Elliot also begged her Instagram followers to help find the missing 32-year-old. She reposted a video of Quigley giving a motivational speech to a group of dancers about the importance of being your authentic self.
This is@shirlenequigley she's been missing since Friday she is so loved & we pray for her safe return.. if u have any information or seen her please contact North Bergen police 201-392-2100 she was last seen at 12:55 am at Port Authority. Need help from the whole Dance Community to spread the word! Those who have met her know her spirit is always bubbly and kind & uplifting energy! Sending countless prayers??
Quigley works as a dance teacher at Peridance Capezio Center and Broadway Dance Center in Manhattan. A friend reportedly told Quigley's father that Quigley recently made a cryptic comment along the lines of, "Get ready, it’s about to happen and I’m going to need you to sub for me." Her landlord also said she did not seem well when she was seen leaving her home on Saturday afternoon.
If you have any information on Quigely's whereabouts, please call North Bergen police at 201-392-2100.