Rihanna pleads for help finding missing NYC dancer Shirlene Quigley, calls her a ‘beautiful soul’

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NEW YORK – The search for a missing New York City dance instructor is getting some superstar help after Rihanna posted a heartfelt Instagram video of her friend late Monday.

Shirlene Amber Quigley, 32, was last seen around 1 a.m. Sunday at the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Quigley,  a professional dancer from New Jersey,  has performed as a backup dancer for the likes of  Beyonce and Rihanna, and teaches dance in New York City.

“This beautiful soul, and former dancer of mine is MISSING!!! My heart aches thinking of how heavy this is on all who love her!” Rihanna wrote as a caption for the post.

In the video, Quigley gives a touching message to viewers about treating each other well.

“Imagine if we treated each other as if we were going to the same home at the end of the day,” she says. “Imagine if we treated each other like we came from the same family. People probably think I’m crazy because I tell people I love you, I love you. But the minute i meet them, I know I love them because I see them as my brother and sister. We are all family.”

The “Work” singer tells her followers to call Bergen police if they have any information.

The North Bergen resident is described as 5 feet 10 inches tall, 150 pounds with black curly hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a pink top, jeans and heels. She may be disoriented and in need of medical attention.

Quigley’s phone was found in a retail store in Manhattan and turned over to the police. According to her family, Quigley’s vehicle, a 2006 Silver Mercedes C230 was found Monday at 126 W. 55th St. and towed by the NYPD.

Shortly after her vehicle was found, Quigley’s Facebook page was deactivated, prompting her frantic family to contact authorities a second time. Her father, who lives in California, told PIX11 sources that she has never gone more than 12 hours without contacting him.

Quigley created the first High Heel Dance class in her hometown of Los Angeles and brought it with her to New York City where she teaches at the Broadway Dance Center.

If you have any tips on the whereabouts of Quigley, call North Bergen Police Department with TIPS ONLY at (201) 392-2092.

PIX11 digital producer Andrea Cavallier contributed to this post. 

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