Plenty of prayers for 32-year-old Shirlene Amber Quigley can be read on the Broadway dancer’s Instagram page. With an Instagram account titled “Shirlenequigle,” the “Princess In Pumps” has a self-described profile that points to Shirlene’s faith in God and her passion for dancing.
“Dancing lives in my soul, God is my driving force, Freedom is where I choose to live, And love is all I have to give. ON A MISSION TO HEAL THE WORLD. www.ShirleneQuigley.com“
As reported by Heavy, Quigley has danced as a backup dancer for the likes of Beyoncé and Rihanna — and now Shirlene’s loved ones are worried about her whereabouts.
Videos of Shirlene on Quigley’s YouTube channel, such as the above video with Quigley dancing along with Christian rapper LeCrae’s “Dirty Water” song prove Shirlene’s penchant for songs of faith.
But Shirlene also danced right along to songs by Beyoncé, such as in the below video from Quigley’s Instagram account.
Sometimes we're classy... Sometimes we're crazy ???????? aka being a woman LOL @beyonce #DontHurtYourSelf had us feelin a type of way last night in my #StreetStilettos class @bdcnyc full Video up soon ???? some of the dope ladies next to me @josephine_remy @atmaromero @fridalabeija @shylah_amy3 @jillbarger23 @dorichaaan @aspenwaddell @mariahaivazis @bellatakkunen #HeelsMeetsHiphopMeetsRock
As reported by NBC New York, it was the weird message that Shirlene told her friends before Quigley going missing on Sunday that has Shirlene’s dad and friends concerned.
“Get ready, it’s about to happen and I’m going to need you to sub for me.”
What exactly was about to happen to or for Shirlene isn’t clear, but the disappearance of Quigley certainly has brought plenty of attention to the plight of the backup dancer from New Jersey.
The Facebook page titled “Shirlene Quigley – Missing” recently posted an update with more information about when Shirlene was last seen on Sunday — and where.
“*** MISSING PERSON – NEW YORK, NEW YORK ***
“SHIRLENE QUIGLEY was last seen between 12 and 1 AM on Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 near The Port Authority in New York City. Her phone was found in a nearby store. She was last seen wearing a pink jacket and 3-4 inch heels. If you have any information on the whereabouts of SHIRLENE QUIGLEY, please contact the North Bergen Police Department at 201-392-2100. #shirlenequigley #nyc #missingperson“
Shirlene lives by herself in North Bergen — with Quigley teaching dance classes at Peridance Capezio Center and Broadway Dance Center in Manhattan.
Quigley’s dad got concerned when he didn’t hear from his daughter like normal — whom he speaks with daily at 6 p.m.
Meanwhile, with Shirlene’s phone being located in Chelsea at a bride shop, but pinging in Los Angeles, the mystery as to Quigley’s whereabouts has deepened. A churchgoer who went to church at Liberty Church in Brooklyn, Shirlene is being called a woman of faith whose father recently described her as acting euphoric.
However, Shirlene’s landlord said Quigley didn’t seem well when the man saw Shirlene leave her New Jersey home on Saturday afternoon.
According to NBC New York, Quigley brought her high-heel themed dance classes from Los Angeles to New York City — and traveled the world teaching dance
Although Quigley’s most recent Facebook status, dated October 14, appears to not be available at this time, Heavy reports that that Shirlene wrote about God.
“Good morning remember God’s got it… give it up to Him…. seasons change, leaves fall, rain comes, and winter hides the face of the sun… but the sun is always shining and God is always watching, just look to Him and reach out your hand.”
As seen in the below video of Beyoncé performing “Crazy in Love,” there are several girls dancing with the superstar as she sings the booty-bouncing, “uh oh” hook. Quigley’s website reports that she was one of those women who got her breakout start to fame via that video.
As seen in the top photo above, Beyoncé performed “Crazy in Love” during the 3rd annual BET Awards back in 2003. Quigley danced as an 18-year-old in Beyoncé’s “Crazy in Love” music video.
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