Kalyssa was born and raised in 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 a 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. During the Season, she achieved even more success and gained recognition as a top professional dancer in professional sports entertainment.
Kalyssa was approached during 2018 to do some modeling for several professional photographers. In 2018 and early 2019, Kalyssa was featured in Maxim Magazine Australia in 3 different issues. In these Issues, she had multiple page layouts and interviews that she provided for publication. Kalyssa has been published nationally and internationally including her most recent publication, a full page spread feature in Maxim US March/April 2020 Issue.