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Just one day after Rihanna made a desperate appeal to fans, her former backup dancer, Shirlene Quigley, has been found.

The 32-year-old dance teacher was located in New Jersey and – according to TMZ – is currently receiving an unspecified form of medical treatment.

Shirlene was reported missing on Monday after her friends and family failed to make contact with her.

She was reportedly seen boarding a Manhattan-bound bus, but it was unclear as to where exactly she was going.

Her phone was then located in a Chelsea bridal shop.

She was described as being in a “euphoric” state of mind in the lead-up to her disappearance, with one friend alleging that they received a strange Facebook message from the dancer telling them to “get ready, it’s about to happen”.


 its @_nina_christina_ wedding!!!!!! #TheTateWedding #hair #makeup #weddingday #bridesmaid #HairandMakeupready

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We hope Shirlene makes a speedy recovery.



Rihanna has appealed to fans to help find missing dancer Shirlene Quigley, who was last seen boarding a Manhattan-bound bus in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The Work singer took to Instagram last night to issue an emotional plea which refers to the 32-year-old New Jersey-based woman as a “beautiful soul” and features a video of the dancer promoting kindness.

Alongside the video, Rihanna – who has worked with the dancer on numerous occasions – wrote: “This beautiful soul, and former dancer of mine is MISSING!!!!  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!!!!”

In addition to Rihanna, Shirlene has worked with Beyoncé, Missy Elliot and Jamie Foxx.

While she was last seen boarding a bus at Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City, it is unclear as to where exactly she was going.


 beautiful day  #NYC #Summer #Kisses

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According to NBC, Shirlene’s phone was found in a Chelsea bridal shop.

Her father – who is based in California – believes she could have been in the shop collecting something for a show as she was deeply religious, celibate and is not believed to have been in a relationship.

Before her disappearance, the dance teacher was described as acting in a “euphoric” manner.


This is me…a woman … I am strong, fearless, full of freedom, joy and hope, God is my Father, and I smile because I am free!!!!!!! I look at my past, present and future, and my heart smiles with joy and laughter…I have a life better then I could have ever imagined….I have the life GOD has given me…And I must say… It's such a beautiful life…God has given me family all around the world, I get to dance the dream, and continue living a limitless life… The moment I gave my life to God… I truly started LIVING!!!! I get to live a life of happily ever after … For the rest of my life… And after that  happy birthday weekend to me  Thank you again everyone for your birthday wishes and love over the past weekend!!!!! They all meant so much to me #LifeIsBeautiful #freedom #inspiration #joy Photography by @j.mnzn

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She is alleged to have sent a friend a cryptic message on Facebook saying: “Get ready, it’s about to happen and I’m going to need you to sub for me.”

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