Police are investigating the disappearance of 32-year-old NYC dance instructor and celebrity backup dancer Shirlene Quigley, who was last seen getting on a bus at Port Authority on Sunday.
According to NBC New York, her father (who resides in California) said Quigley normally calls him everyday around 6 p.m. He became concerned when he didn’t hear from her.
Quigley’s father told NBC that prior to her disappearance, she sent a cryptic message to her friend along the lines of, “Get ready it’s about to happen and I’m going to need you to sub for me.”
According to her personal website, Quigley’s dance career began at 18 years old, when she performed as one of the original “uhh ohh girls” in Beyoncé’s “Crazy In Love” music video.
Quigley has also worked with Rihanna, who Monday posted on Instagram, urging anyone with information to call the North Bergen Police Department. “This beautiful soul, and former dancer of mine is MISSING!!!” captioned the artist. “My heart aches thinking of how heavy this is on all how love her!”
Missy Elliott also urged her followers and the dance community to contact the authorities with any pertinent information as to her whereabouts. “This is @shirleyquigley she’s been missing since Friday,” wrote Missy accompanying a video of Quigley motivating a room of young dancers. “She is so loved and we pray for her safe return.”