Dian Rene studied operatic singing in Holguin, Cuba. After receiving his Bachelor’s degree, he performed with opera troupes throughout Cuba and had a career as a popular singer in Holguin. Dian emigrated from Cuba in 2017. He is currently studying with JMU voice professor Kevin McMillan. He participated in the JMU opera production of Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte and has performed with pianists Paul Ackerman and Paulo Steinberg at venues in the Harrisonburg area since his arrival in the United States.