Elissa Queyquep White studied with Marian Chace and Irmgard Bartenieff. She co-founded the Dance Therapy Program at Hunter College in 1971 and along with teaching, worked clinically from l967-1998. She is a charter member of ADTA and served in many capacities on the Board of Directors, the last being president of ADTA. She teaches courses at The New School, Pratt Institute and Kinections., is on the advisory board of Inspirees Institute for Creative Arts Therapy (IICAT) in Beijing. She has published articles on dmt and movement observation.