Hanna studied English Literature at Durham University and has an MFA in Theatre Directing from Birkbeck University where she trained with the National Theatre Studio, Motley School of Theatre Design, Theatre503, the RSC and Drama Centre, UK. Hanna worked in London for several years as a director, arts administrator and teacher moving to Toronto. Before joining Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts as Education Manager, she previously worked at Young People's Theatre in Toronto and Hoipolloi Theatre Company in the UK.
As Education Manager, Hanna oversees all educational programming at Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts. Her role includes managing program delivery and development, curriculum creation, and teacher training. Currently, Hanna is working closely with HCA's Artistic Director on creating new programs for Early Years.