Zerka Toeman Moreno was Jacob Levy Moreno’s closest colleague and last wife. He considered her his muse. They founded the Sociometric Institute, gave life to the Psychodramatic Institute in New York, and to the International Association for Group Psychotherapy - IAGP. Zerka met JL Moreno in 1942 in USA. She had never heard of psychodrama before leaving Europe and meeting him.
Being Moreno’s professional co-creator and partner for thirty years, till his death in 1974, she continued to carry on teaching and studying psychodrama theory and method. She spread it within communities around the world contributing with her work, books and articles, until her recent passing away in 2016.