Watching the video, and reading the interview, makes me think this is a dancer I'd like to follow. (Possibly because her head, and the way it sits upon the neck, remind me of a former NYCB favorite of mine, Kay Mazzo.)
The Nutcracker pdd was fascinating: parts lovely and subtle, parts that seem just to be sketched in. Possibly this is due to something phrank has noted:
Masha's version on the DVD is of course precisely danced, but she's basically said she doesn't feel enthusiastic about doing Nutcracker, and so probably doesn't take the time to find and develop the details.
On the whole, I wish (along with Quiggin) for her "not to pick up an international look." Her movement style, phrasing, and self-presentation reflect her training, but also her body and temperament. It might be a good idea, however, to work on torso flexibility; the lovely arm movements seem to be emerging a too-stolid central core.
A very interesting dancer. I wonder where her career will take her.
P.S. Recent threads from San Francisco -- with the generous supply of links and visuals -- are giving the rest of us a lot of material to be envious about. Thanks to all of you who post there.