In 1968, Svetlana Efimovna entered Moscow State Art and Cultural University, the department of general stage management, which she successfully graduated in 1973.
Svetlana Pronina started her career in 1957. During 1959-1961 worked as an actress of the Orlov Drama Theater named after I. S. Turgenev. She was an art director in the young Pioneer camp "Artek".
In the next four years, she was working as a singing teacher in regular schools in Moscow and the Moscow region. Further Svetlana Efimovna consistently served as choragus of the steelworks rolling mill named after F. Dzerzhinsky in Odessa, 1965-1966, art director of community center in the village of Chervonoarmejskoe, Odessa region, art director of community center in Lunga and Chimishliya, Moldavian SSR, 1967-1969.
After the university Svetlana Efimovna worked as an art director in the holiday hotel "Sosny" of the Department of Affairs of the USSR Cabinet Council, 1973-1976, art director of specialized school number 49 in the town of Zhukovskij, Moscow region, 1976-1979 and specialized school number 58 in Moscow, 1979-1980. From 1982 to 1985, Svetlana headed the cultural center at the specialized school number 58 in Moscow, from 1985 to 1989, headed the cultural center at the specialized school number 205.
In 1990, Svetlana Efimovna was appointed director of the Center for Aesthetic Education for Children and Young People. On November 5, 1996, the center was awarded the status of the Moscow Children's Academy of Folk Art "Russia". Svetlana Efimovna continues to work as a director.
She is a permanent main director of gala concerts, which conclude the annual international competition-festival "Christmas holidays" in the central public concert hall "Russia".
Svetlana Pronina is the author of a number of publications in the newspapers "Moskovskij Komsomolets" and "Teacher's Newspaper", devoted to various aspects of the work of out-of-school institutions and institutions of preschool education. She regularly travels abroad to give lectures on innovative methods of teaching, speaks at international conferences and symposia.