Kalyssa was born and raised in Chickasha, Oklahoma. At the age of 18 she was selected to become a professional entertainment dancer for the NBA Oklahoma City Thunder. She became one of the youngest women to ever become a cheerleader in Professional Sports, at age young age of 18. During the 2015-2016 Season, she performed over 50 times in front of 20,000 thousand people at each game and event.
She enjoyed success and thrived during her first year in the professional sports entertainment industry and was asked to return to the Cheerleading Team for the next season, 2016-2017.