Born and raised in Southern California, Hanna Bass began her dance training at age eight at Ballet Pacifica Conservatory in Mission Viejo, CA. From age nine to eleven, she trained at West Coast Dance Academy in Mission Viejo, under the direction of Gillian Finley. She continued her training at the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet School in New Mexico with Gisela Genschow. Bass attended American Ballet Theatre’s Summer Intensive in New York City for five summers and was awarded the National Training Scholarship in 2011. She also attended San Francisco Ballet’s Summer Intensive on full scholarship in 2010.
In September 2011, Hanna began her training at the American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School under the direction of Franco De Vita. She joined the ABT Studio Company in 2013 and the main Company as an apprentice in 2015.