Authorities searching for missing Beyonce backup dancer

Authorities in New Jersey were investigating the disappearance of a backup dancer for Beyonce who hasn’t been seen or heard from since Sunday.

North Bergen police are looking for Shirlene Quigley, 32, who is a professional dancer and a dance instructor. She had previously performed with Beyonce, Rihanna and other pop stars on several television award shows, according to

“The North Bergen Police Department is actively investigating and has received a Missing Person report,” police spokesman Phil Swibinski told the paper.

Police said Quigley was last spotted near the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan on Oct. 23 around 1 a.m. She was wearing a pink top, blue jeans and high heels. Her landlord told police that she saw her leave in the same outfit hours earlier.

shirlene-quigleyAuthorities said that the NYPD had located her vehicle and her cell phone was also recovered. A friend has posted to Quigley’s Facebook page saying that she doesn’t go more than 12 hours without contacting her father.

Her father Brad Quigley, who lives in California, told NBC New York that his daughter usually calls him around 6 p.m. and immediately became concerned when she didn’t call.

Police said the cellphone was located at a bridal store in Chelsea. Her father said that Quigley could’ve been there to pick up something for a show.

Brad Quigley added that his daughter made a comment to her friend recently, saying “Get ready, it’s about to happen and I’m going to need you to sub for me,” which sparked some concerns.

Rihanna shared a video of Quigley with a message to fans asking for help in locating her.

Quigley’s bio on the Broadway Dance Center’s website says Quigley was born and raised in Los Angeles and had “recently moved to New York City.” North Bergen is located directly across from midtown Manhattan.

“She has performed all over the world at arenas worldwide touring with some of the biggest stars of our generation,” the bio says, “dancing on television, commercial, film, and Music videos with artists such as Beyonce, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Destiny’s Child, Missy Elliot, Mary J Blige, Jamie Foxx, Ray J, PorcelainBlack, Lil Romeo, Ashanti, Fantasia, Jaheim and many more.”

She was also credited with creating the first high heel dance class at a Los Angeles studio and later brought the class to New York.

Source: FOX

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