“The playfulness of the Universe is reflected in the dance of the stars” from The Secret Language of Birthdays by Gary Goldschneider & Joost Elffers

Jeremy Rho by © Lori Maloney

“This extraordinary young man has everything required and more to forge a path forward in theatre and film that will leave us all in amazement. I was blown away by his knowledge of lighting, choreography, drama, and story telling…no doubt his will be a household name in the not too distant future. Super fun to shoot in his high school theatre where he has spent countless hours during his HS career; my thanks to both Jeremy and the school staff for giving us full access to the theatre! Jeremy, thank you so much for your participation and wishing you the very best in your future endeavours…’break a leg’! 😉 Life – while meeting young people who inspire – is beautiful!”

Image © Lori Maloney

An Interview with Jeremy

Q. What is the best memory you have from a previous birthday?

A. This past birthday (My 18th). My girlfriend and the family threw me a surprise party with all of my closest friends. It was an awesome night and near the end of it all my older sister and brother in law took me out downtown.

Q. How about the worst? And why?

A. Not to sound selfish, but the worst memory I’ve had from a birthday is not being able to celebrate it because my sister was skating in a national competition. I had to fly to Halifax, no friends, girlfriend and a family that was overwhelmed with the competition, the day of my birth was not recognized.

Q. What was the present you’ve received for your birthday that surprised you most?

A. The most surprising birthday present ever was for my 9th birthday, I woke up and found a brand new electric scooter outside my room.

Q. Is there a food or dish that you insist on eating on your birthday?

A. Typically on my birthday, steak and seafood are always a common occurrence.

Q. What do you believe is the most important aspect of celebrating a birthday?

A. Being with the ones you love, and the ones who love you. It’s about celebrating another year of life and youthfulness

Q. Do you have any traditions or thing you always do to celebrate a birthday? What is it?

A. Traditionally, my family will take me out for a dinner the day of the birthday. Because my birthday normally lies on a weekday, the following weekend a party is held and we always do some sort of activity. Such as paintball or go karting.