*Police are investigating the disappearance of 32-year-old Shirlene Quigley, a background dancer from New Jersey who has performed behind Beyonce and Rihanna.
According to her Facebook page, Quigley lives alone in North Bergen and teaches dance at Peridance Capezio Center and Broadway Dance Center in Manhattan. She was last seen getting on a bus at Port Authority around 1 a.m. Sunday, her father said, according to NBCNewYork.com.
Her dad, who lives in California, said Quigley normally calls him every day around 6 p.m., and he grew worried when he hadn’t heard from her.
“I just want her to come home, or if someone has her to let her be,” the father said. “She’s everything to me. She’s why I live.”
According to NBC New York, Quigley’s landlord last saw her leave her New Jersey home Saturday afternoon and later called a friend to say Quigley did not seem well, the friend said.
Quigley’s phone was found at a bridal store in Chelsea, New York before she disappeared. She mysteriously texted to a friend, “get ready, it’s about to happen and I’m going to need you to sub for me.”
Her father says she could’ve been at the bridal store to pick up something for a show. He said his daughter attended Liberty Church in Brooklyn and that she’s very religious. He added that lately she has seemed “euphoric.”
According to her website, Shirlene began her career performing in Beyonce’s “Crazy In Love” video at just 18 years old. She worked with Rihanna on the “SOS” video in 2006.
“This beautiful soul, and former dancer of mine is MISSING!!!!” wrote Rihanna on Instagram alongside a video of Quigley, 32. “My heart aches thinking of how heavy this is on all who love her! If anyone has seen or has any information of @shirlenequigley’s whereabouts…… PLEASE CONTACT the North Bergen Police Department 201 392 2100!!!”
Missy Elliott posted a video of Quigley to Instagram, urging people to call police if they have information.
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🙏🏾