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This article was originally published in February 2011.

Cleopatra may have been born in 69BCE but she has remained a powerful icon ever since. Arguably no other figure in ancient history has been depicted so widely as this fascinating, and powerful woman.

Join us as we take a trip through her most enduring incarnations on stage, in film, fashion, the world of celebrity and, of course, dance.

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Cleopatra's influence on fashion, style and popular culture seems to be unending, with modern-day icons such as Elizabeth Taylor, Angelina Jolie, Katie Perry and Kim Kardashian taking inspiration from the last Queen of Egypt.  

Click on an image for a closer look at Christopher Giles' costume design illustrations for the Cleopatra ballet.

The images are a detailed look at the characters from Mark-Antony & Caesar to the gods Wadjyt and Apis.

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Joanne Thwaite, Associate Graduate

Sunday 13 February at John Charles Centre, Aquatics Centre Diving Pool

Practicing for the event. Photo Northern Ballet Learning.

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Tuesday 8 February 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Location: Harvey Nichols Espresso Bar, Victoria Quarter

Cleopatra Beauty School at Harvey Nichols, Leeds.Join us for an evening of beauty and fashion demonstrations inspired by Northern Ballet’s Cleopatra - the ultimate style icon, including mini masterclasses, complimentary champagne and sweet treats.

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