Tenie B . Sangma, 

Director & Founder Tokyo Bees

Tenie has extensive experience in working with children in educational organizations and schools. She founded Tokyo Bees Drama Academy in 2012 and had since been expanding and offering the program in various International Schools in Tokyo.

She has a Masters’ degree in English Literature Delhi University, Early Childhood Education Diploma ( Modern Montessori Institute, London ) and a Speech and Drama Diploma from the Helen O’Grady Training Centre, Bristol England.

Tenie also specializes in organizing events - ranging from Corporate Creative Workshops, Teacher training sessions, Parenting mentorship and family friendly events like Children’s Musicals, Birthday party services, Mother- child lessons, Storytelling sessions and she recently produced KidZfest Tokyo, an International family festival at Hikarie Shibuya.

A mother of 2, a passionate entrepreneur and a proud multipotentialite. Tenie believes that everyone has a special gift that can contribute towards each other’s growth . She strives to live life by following her own set of 3 Cs - Connections, Collaborations  and a dab of Courage!

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Justin Hansen

Seattle, USA

Justin is from Seattle, USA and loves every second of living in Japan.

Active in theatre since high school,  he went on to major in Theatre Arts and Drama at Washington University. He focused on playwriting and produced four plays whilst also performing with the university’s improvisation group.


Justin lived in New York and worked for a theatre company before moving to Japan to teach English and has continued to remain active in the theatre improvisation community.. 


Justin is an invaluable part of  Tokyo Bees - from teaching in the classroom to writing original plays,taking on acting roles, and is also our in-house prop maker! He brings his high power energy into the classroom and loves to share his unique beat boxing skills with the children.

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Meghan Marx

Brooklyn, NY, USA

Before moving to Tokyo with her husband and eleven year old twins, Meghan Marx was an actress living in Brooklyn, NY.  She has a BA in Theater and Dance and has performed across the US in various theater, film and television productions.


Meghan is so excited to have found Tokyo Bees as a bridge from acting to teaching and is a huge advocate for using drama to help communication, imagination, and listening skills in all humans- especially little ones!  

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Tokyo, Japan

Yurika grew up being involved in the performing arts and graduated with a BA in Music from Kunitachi College of Music.
A singer, dancer and  an actress, Yurika performs  actively  with  various theatre groups in Yokohama and Tokyo and  has been working with children for many years, helping them discover their love for musical theatre.

 As an experienced singer trained in classical, musical theater and pop technique,
Yurika brings her knowledge and skills into the Tokyo Bees lessons working with the children on breath control, projection and voice techniques.


Yukiyo Iwai

Tokyo, Japan

Yukiyo was born in Tokyo, Japan. After graduating University, Yukiyo moved to Los Angeles to pursue her career where she worked in National commercials, film, TV, and theater.  She is a graduate of the Joanne Baron /D.W.Brown Meisner Technique Studio and gained certification for Television and Film from UCLA Extension. In 2015, Yukiyo returned to Japan to produce plays and live musical performances.  

Experiencing art from an early age, she believes in expanding the world for children and deepening their sensitivity and imagination.  By joining Tokyo Bees, she is hoping to share the beauty of truth in an imaginary world with children here in Japan. Yukiyo is really excited to have a wonderful journey with Tokyo Bees!


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