Katie Flindall grew up in Kansas. One of five children, she was homeschooled on her parent’s apple orchard. At age 4, Katie took her first ballet class and has continued a lifelong pursuit of dance and the arts. She spent her high school years attending the National Ballet School in Toronto and the Virginia School of the Arts. She spent a summer with the Burklyn Ballet Theatre of Vermont and performed with their touring group at Edinburgh, Scotland's Fringe Festival. Katie spent the next five years teaching ballet, point and modern at ArtisTree dance studio in Hutchinson, Kansas. She was also a charter member of Prairie Nutcracker, dancing the lead roll of the Prairie Doll (otherwise known as the Sugar Plum Fairy). In 2001 Katie spent a summer traveling in Europe and there met her husband. They were married on her family's farm in Kansas in 2003. Katie and her husband Sandy moved to Vermont where Katie pursued her career as a dance instructor with Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio. She also was a member of the Same Planet Dance Company, creating repertoire and performing in Vermont. During this time Katie also started her visual art business, Moon House Art, and over the years has created many custom works, illustrated two children's books (Life is a Bowl of Cherry Pits and Prairie Nutcracker) and illustrated for magazines such as Highlights for Children and Eating Well.