Marguerite Lobeck-Kürsteiner was born in St. Gallen, Switzerland in 1893 and studied recitation in Munich, Germany. A case of tuberculosis led her to take a cure in Arosa, where she first became aware of Rudolf Steiner. She shared her interest in Steiner’s teachings with her future husband, the painter Fritz Lobeck. In 1923, she began her studies at the Eurythmics School in Stuttgart. When she returned to Zürich, she took over the eurythmics program at the Rudolf Steiner School there, which had recently been founded by Kurt Englert.