Clarissa Dyas was born in Berkeley, CA. She graduated from San Francisco State University in 2017 with a B.A. in Dance and a B.S. in Health Education and received the ODC/Dance Student Apprenticeship in 2015-2016. Clarissa has performed in works by Robert Moses, Brenda Way, KT Nelson, Cathleen McCarthy, Wendy Diamond, Ray Tadio, Ayana Yonesaka, Kamala Devam, Kao Vey Saephanh, and Mark Allan Davis. In addition to ka·nei·see | collective, Clarissa also dances with Robert Moses' Kin, Sarah Bush Dance Project, and Tim Rubel Human Shakes along with being a collaborating member of Bridge Dance Collective.