.... Oksana Skorik was not Vaganova trained, but Madame Vaganova must be rolling in her grave to see such a display of vulgarity in a Mariinsky ballerina.
I certainly get your point, Tiara and...no, Skorik did not attend the ARB ("Vaganova Acad") but I thought that the Perm Academy of Ballet was "100% Vaganova" in that all pedagogues go through the Vaganova method themselves and are certified Vaganova-method teachers, no? Their very famous (infamous?) senior teacher, Sakharova, taught Vaganova method, as Ulanova, teacher of Oksana's class (class of 2007), still does.
The high developes have been ingrained into students at the Academy of Russian Ballet (ARB) in StP, too - most notably Somova! - so I don't think that the high developes can be attributed to a dancer not having studied for 8 or 9 years at the ARB.
Edited to change present to past tense re. Sakharova, who recently passed away, as noted below.