UPDATE: There is good news to report involving the disappearance of Shirlene Quigley. North Bergen Police confirmed on Facebook that the backup dancer has been found alive. "She is safe and at a medical facility which location is undisclosed at this time," the post read. "North Bergen Police Detectives have contacted her father and he is in route from Los Angeles to reunite with his daughter." 

"Thank u 4 all your prayers everyone & @nbpolice," Missy Elliott also shared online. "#shirlenequigley is safe & being treated in a disclosed location." 


The search is on for a celebrity backup dancer who has performed with the likes of Beyoncé and Rihanna.

According to NBC New York, Shirlene Quigley was last seen getting on a bus at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York around 1 a.m. local time Sunday. Her father, who usually receives a phone call from his daughter every night, grew concerned when he didn't hear from his family member.

While police continue their search for the talented dancer, Rihanna has taken to Instagram to raise awareness about her friend's disappearance.

"This beautiful soul, and former dancer of mine is MISSING!!!" the "Diamonds" singer wrote on social media Monday evening. "My heart aches thinking of how heavy this is on all who love her!"

She added, "If anyone has seen or has any information on @shirlenequigley's whereabouts .....
PLEASE CONTACT the North Bergen Police Department 201 392 2100 !!!!"

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The post also gives fans a sense of Shirlene's positivity and love for those she meets.

"Imagine if we all treated each other like we were all going to go to the same home at the end of the day?" she asks in the video. "Imagine if we treated each other like we all really came from the same family…at the end of the day, it's family and we love them regardless."

According to the dancer's personal website, Shirley's career began at 18 years old when she danced in Beyoncé's music video for "Crazy in Love."

When not performing in music videos for artists including Missy Elliott, Mary J. Blige, Jamie Foxx and Ashanti, the dancer also created the first High Heel Dance class at the world famous Millennium Dance Complex.

"More than anything, Shirlene wants to use her experiences and successes to be a testimony for this generation world wide," her website read. "Being a woman of God and a leader in the entertainment industry, she hopes to use the gifts God has given her to inspire, motivate, and build other great leaders to step into destiny."

(Originally published Monday October 24, 2016 at 7:57 p.m. PST)

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