Sasha was born in Tver (Russia), moving to Moscow when she was fourteen and graduating from Moscow International Film School in 2003. She spent four years training in acting at Shukin Theatre University, one of the most prestigious theatre schools in Russia.
After university, Sasha worked in a variety of repertory theatres across Moscow and performed in over twenty productions for cinema and national television in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. Her performance in Mukha (2008) won her the Best Actress prize at the Tallinn Film Festival. Sasha is also trained in Biomechanics, a unique acting technique created by Vsevolod Meyerhold.