Daniel Gallant is the Executive Director of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, as well as a writer, producer, actor, and teacher. According to the Wall Street Journal, "Mr. Gallant has exploited expanding social-media tools to grow the cafe from a small, volunteer-led venue best known for weekly poetry events to a thriving arts center with partnerships across the city."
Daniel is the recipient of a 2016 Eisenhower Fellowship and an alumnus of National Arts Strategies’ Chief Executive Program. He previously served as the Director of Theater and Talk Programming at the 92nd Street Y’s Makor and Tribeca centers, and has produced dozens of theatre, music, and charity events at Central Park's Summerstage, the Brooklyn Museum, DR2 Theatre, Town Hall, and other venues. Daniel has lectured and led workshops about marketing and arts management for the Kennedy Center, BAM, Opera America, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Google, Chase, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Foursquare, the Devos Institute, Columbia University, NYU, and other entities. Daniel has also been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Crain’s New York, the Daily News, Time Out New York and Voice of America; and on television, including MTV, NBC, NY1, CBS, NPR, Univision, and the BBC. His writing has appeared in the New York Post and anthologies from TCG, Vintage Books, and Applause.