A NJ dance teacher and occasional backup performer for Beyonce, Rihanna and other musicians is still missing. Shirlene Quigley, 32, was last seen early Sunday morning at the Port Authority Bus Terminal, and her friends and family are very worried. Rihanna posted a video of Quigley, saying, "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 ....." Update, 5:30 p.m. October 25: North Bergen Police said that Quigley has been found and is safe.
— North Bergen Police (@nbpolice) October 25, 2016
Earlier: Quigley's father, who lives in California, became concerned when she didn't call him because she usually calls him at 6 p.m. every day. Her cellphone in Chelsea (her father thinks she was getting something for a show) and her car, which had been missing, was found outside a Hertz in on West 55th Street.
Quigley teaches at two Manhattan dance studios, Peridance Capezio Center and Broadway Dance Center in NYC, in addition to dancing for various performers. Missy Elliott, who also worked with Quigley, posted a video as well, "Those who have met her know her spirit is always bubbly and kind & uplifting energy! Sending countless prayers."
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, who was described as very religious, was seen leaving her North Bergen home by her landlord on Saturday afternoon; NBC New York reports that landlord "later called a friend to say Quigley did not seem well, the friend said."
Friends say Quigley was last seen wearing a pink top, jeans, and 3-4” high heeled shoes. She is 5'10" and 150 pounds, and has a few tattoos: "Emotion" on her inside right forearm, "Daddy's Girl" on top of her left foot," and the zodiac sign for Cancer on the small of her back. The North Bergen Police Department is accepting tips at (201) 392-2092.
Quigley's father told NBC New York that he just wants her to return home, "She's everything to me, she's why I live."