Principal Dance Notator to The Royal Ballet, Grant Coyle was born in Australia and studied at the Australian Ballet School. Coyle danced with companies in Australia and Germany. Coyle later trained at the Institute of Choreology in London, graduating in 1978, after which he worked as a dance notator with The Scottish Ballet and the Sadlers Wells Royal Ballet.
In 1989 he was invited to join The Royal Ballet as their Principal Dance Notator. Coyle has worked with many choreographers including George Balanchine, Sir Kenneth MacMillan, Sir Frederick Ashton and Peter Darrell. Coyle has notated many of the ballets of David Bintley, reproducing them in London and abroad.