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A backup dancer who’s worked with the likes of Rihanna, Beyoncé, and Missy Elliott has gone missing.

New Jersey resident Shirlene Quigley, 32, was last seen getting on a bus out of Port Authority this past Sunday. Her father, who lives in California, says the L.A. native usually gives him a call every day around 6 p.m. – but he hasn’t heard from her.

From NBC NY:

Police are investigating the disappearance of a 32-year-old celebrity backup dancer from New Jersey who has performed behind the likes of Beyonce and Rihanna. 

Shirlene Quigley, who lives alone in North Bergen and teaches dance at Peridance Capezio Center and Broadway Dance Center in Manhattan, according to her Facebook page, was last seen getting on a bus at Port Authority around 1 a.m. Sunday, her father said. 

Rihanna asked that anyone with information get in contact with New Jersey authorities:

Missy Elliott also sent out her prayers:

Quigley’s father said she wrote an odd text to a friend recently, along the lines of: “Get ready, it’s about to happen and I’m going to need you to sub for me.” He also added that she is “everything” to him: “I just want her to come home, or if someone has her to let her be. She’s everything to me. She’s why I live.” 

We pray for her safe return.


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