Rihanna, Missy Elliott Take to Instagram to Find Missing Dancer

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Shirlene Quigley

Rihanna and Missy Elliott took to their respective Instagram pages Monday night (Oct. 24) to ask fans to help spread the word of missing dancer Shirlene Quigley, who vanished early Sunday morning.

Rihanna shared a video of the North Bergen, New Jersey resident -- who performed in the singer's "S.O.S." video as well as several live performances -- and issued a plea for anyone with information to contact the authorities at once. 

In the video, Quigley urges people to be "kinder" to each other.

"This beautiful soul, and former dancer of mine is MISSING!!!," Rihanna wrote. "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 .....PLEASE CONTACT the North Bergen Police Department 201 392 2100 !!!!"


Elliott urged fans to help find the Los Angeles native, a "SWEET CARING SPIRIT who is LOVED by MANY! I NEED YALL TO REPOST get this info out there! Please help with any information"


Quigley -- a 32 year old professional dance teacher at Peridance Capezio Center and Broadway Dance Center in Manhattan -- was last seen at New York City's Port Authority Bus Terminal, wearing a pink jacket. Her cell phone was discovered at a bridal shop in Chelsea. Her father told NBC News that she may have been there to pick up something for a show.

Her father said he became worried when he hadn't heard from his daughter, who routinely called at 6 p.m. every night. 

In addition to her work with Rihanna, Quigley performed with Beyonce and Jamie Foxx. She also appeared on the Grammys, MTV Video Music Awards, America's Got Talent, Saturday Night Live and a national commercial for Pepsi. She most recently participated in a Facebook Live dance video with Nigel Lythgoe for Billboard from Broadway Dance.

A car matching the description of Quigley's 2006 Silver Mercedes C230 was reportedly towed from a Midtown location.​


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