After graduating from Florida Southern College, Hanley moved to Chicago to pursue a professional dance career. In August 2019, she had the opportunity to return to Florida Southern College to rehearse and travel with the Dance Program to Becket, MA to perform Awaken choreographed by Melissa Rector at Jacob’s Pillow Inside Out. In December 2019 she joined Alluvion Dance Chicago and worked with them for two seasons. She is currently in her second year as a Company Artist with Identity Performing Arts. In the summer of 2022 she had the opportunity to travel to Hannover, Germany with Identity Performing Arts and perform at an International Arts Festival. When given the opportunity, Hanley travels back to New Orleans to train and perform with Jefferson Ballet Theatre, where she most recently performed as the Arabian Princess in the 2021 production of The Nutcracker. Besides being a professional dancer, Hanley is a substitute teacher in the Chicago private school system, Pure Barre instructor and dance teacher in the Chicagoland area.